The future of science requires a robust and diverse workforce drawn from all corners of society. Encouraging STM careers among young people with severely limited educational resources and few professional role models is a particular challenge. To address this, we have expanded our focus on advancing women in science to include new partnerships helping underserved youth receive greater exposure to science and health education.
Since 2012 the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World recognize the achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge.
Partnership Opportunities for Women in Water Research and Engineering in Africa (POWWER) is led by the COACh organization at University of Oregon. Its aim is to offer African women the opportunity of maximizing their effectiveness in tackling water challenges in their home countries.
In Amsterdam, the IMC Weekend School works to foster the future of science and help underserved children get greater exposure to science and health education – both encouraging STM careers and promoting positive professional role models.
Imperial College London’s “White City Maker Challenge” offers kids from disadvantaged communities the opportunity to enhance soft skills and engage with cutting-edge science, engineering and design through workshops, after-school and mentoring.
The Pre – G3: The Elsevier Foundation Data Analytics Preparatory Program is run with Girls’ Inc of New York. The program aims to offer girls tangible skills at a lower developmental level to prepare them for the concepts they will encounter in the high school programs.
Nonprofits don’t always realize the power of the data they have and how it can be tapped to deliver powerful insights into their goals. Datakind is an organization working with both data scientists and social sector experts to address some of the world’s biggest challenges. The Elsevier Foundation is supporting Datakind’s DataDives: a weekend of data crunching matching scientists with nonprofits
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