Summer Founder startup bringing STEM to young womenJanuary 26, 2021 by Lee Erickson
Penn State startup encourages interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
The non-profit, started by Sydney Gibbard (Penn State) and Mina Shokoufandeh (Tufts Univeristy), has been working with schools and organizations to provide resources, opportunities, and role models to you girls through a series of programs and extended mentorship.
Empowering girls through specialized curriculum and virtual workshops.
Key to helping young women become leaders in STEM fields, is providing hands-on experiences across a variety of different STEM-related themes.
As participants in our 2020 Summer Founders program, and facing a pandemic, Sydney and Mina, had to quickly adapted their current offering of an in-person camps to a virtual workshop.
They reworked the program with help from experts, and curated a package of materials that help the girls active and engaged, allowing them to continue to inspire young women’s interest in STEM related topics.