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STEM E3 is a hands-on, real-world STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program primarily for girls of color in fifth through eighth grades across Boulder County, emphasizing education, employment and entrepreneurship.

STEM E3 provides education opportunities, career exploration and mentorship for young students of color through Introductory Jam Sessions with local and national tech leaders, Level 2 Coding Cohort Sessions, Summer Coding Camps and Level 3 Ambassador positions.

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

YWCA STEM E3 Level 2 Coding Cohort

Wednesday, November 3, 10, 17, and December 1, 8, 15 and 22
4:30-5:30 p.m.

Este mensaje sigue en español.

Learn how to code with YWCA Boulder County’s STEM E3 and Curated Pathways. Enjoy a free online seven-week session in which we will discover the world of coding. If you have questions, please contact Karina Corral at: or (303) 443-0419.

Aprende a codificar con STEM E3 de YWCA del condado Boulder y Curated Pathways. Disfruta de una sesión gratis de siete semanas ofrecida en linea en la que descubriremos nuevas oportunidades de codificación para estudiantes. Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con Karina Corral en: o (303) 443-0419.



STEM E3 student ambassador showing three girls how to code
Level 3 STEM Ambassador Luciana teaches two students from the Northern Arapaho tribe about coding.

Longmont Sister Cities Event

In September, YWCA Boulder County was honored to take part in STEM activities marking a new Sister Cities relationship between the City of Longmont and the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming. Three youth volunteers from our Level 3 STEM Ambassador Program gave a coding demonstration to youth visiting with the tribal delegation. The St. Vrain Valley Schools Innovation Center brought VEX IQ robots for the students to try. The event was hosted by the City of Longmont Youth Center.


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 and CodeMonkey.

For more information about STEM E3, please contact Karina Corral at

About the STEM E3 Program