Foster Women in STEM Education

Foster Women in STEM Education

From Nvolve Inc.

Give the world more women engineers, scientists, and physicians. Your generosity helps us mentor more young women in STEM fields. 100% of your donation goes towards a small stipend for our college scholars.

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Nvolve is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the participation of college-aged women in technology, engineering, life sciences, and health careers by overcoming gender, racial and socioeconomic barriers. ( 

In collaboration with academic and industry partners, Nvolve uses unique approaches to mentoring , professional skill-building and experiential learning to prepare college women for successful STEM careers.

Meet Yao Poudima, an Nvolve alumna! Yao joined Nvolve last year, at the start of her senior year studying information sciences at the University of Maryland. She heard about the program from her school faculty and was interested in connecting with STEM-practicing women for mentorship. Yao describes her time at Nvolve as a pivotal period of growth.  "Nvolve helped me see the other side of STEM, as a professional rather than a student.  My favorite element of being an Nvolve scholar was conducting technical projects. I got to do a podcast series on telecommunications. It gave me a chance to speak my mind on technology with confidence and pushed me to share my knowledge." 

Yao cherishes her relationship with her mentor. "Working with my mentor showed me that, as a black woman, I am capable of doing anything that I am passionate about."  After her graduation, Yao successfully landed a technology position at a major national firm.  Yao is one of the many high-achieving students at Nvolve.  

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