Looking to get involved with STEM? There are lots of opportunities, including several related to the energy industry! You can start today, or make a plan to participate in the future. Browse the categories below for suggestions on how to get started.
The mission of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities. Learn more
Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. by creating an engaging, hands-on classroom environment that empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Learn more
Find out about STEM activities in your local area — The Connectory has listings of STEM events, specifically focused on girls, from across the country. Learn more
SWENext offers girls between the ages of 13-18 an opportunity to be part of the Society of Women Engineers. Students can benefit from hands-on challenges, invitations to events and contests, and more.
DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation) helps unite, mobilize, and support the engineering and technology volunteer communities. Their Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) aims to inspire girls’ futures so they learn they have a place in engineering a better world. Learn more
Dream Big is a film for IMAX and giant screen theaters that features amazing engineering projects, along with forward-thinking and compassionate engineers. Dream Big also offers hands-on activities and engaging programs to enhance the learning, including a “Girls Night Out” screening event. Learn more
American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
The AABE organization is committed to building the pipeline of minority energy professionals. They offer scholarships to high school students who plan to major in one of the STEM disciplines. In addition to scholarships, AABE members are mentors to scholarship recipients. Learn more
Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
The SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. They have student chapters in middle and high schools throughout the country. Learn more
Get Your Foot in the Door
The Mentorship Environmental Scholars Program, created by Pre-College University and the U.S. Department of Energy to increase minority awareness and participation in the environmental science disciplines, is seeking students traditionally underrepresented in the areas of biotechnology, computer science, environmental science, business administration, public administration, physical science, and engineering. Learn more