STEM E3

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STEM E3The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) E3 program is a hands-on, real-world program emphasizing education, employment and entrepreneurship (E3) for young women of color in 5th – 8th grades using STEM technology. This program strives to provide education opportunities, career exploration, and mentorship for young students of color interested in STEM fields through jam sessions with local and national tech leaders and coding school-year cohorts and summer camps.

I was in 6th grade when I participated in STEM E3. I decided to participate because I was interested in learning something new. My experience with STEM E3 was meaningful to me because it gave me an idea of something I might want to do in the future, and it helped me gain confidence and new skills. After participating in STEM E3, I’ve been interested in STEM related activities and I do see myself being in more STEM and computer science related classes in the future. I personally do see myself pursuing a STEM or computer science related career in the future, and I thank STEM E3 for that.
STEM E3 Participant

Skylar Shaver presenting to STEM E3 Virtual Summer Camp participants

2021 STEM E3 Summer Coding Camp

YWCA Boulder County’s recent STEM E3 Virtual Summer Coding Camp introduced students in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley school districts to computer science skills and STEM careers. Partnering with the City of Longmont and the Innovation Center, the STEM E3 camp was open to students entering 6th through 8th grade.

Presenters included Skylar Shaver, seen in the photo above sharing her work at CU Boulder studying black holes. Other presenters included a materials engineer from ExxonMobil and a chemist from Pfizer. Participants also spent time learning coding skills with Curated Pathways.

For more information about STEM E3, please contact Karina Corral at kcorral@ywcaboulder.org.

About the STEM E3 Program