Girls at The Tech
The Foundation created and successfully executed a series of virtual events and camps during 2020. Events include Girls Day at the Tech, Designing for Inclusion at the Tech, and Professional Development programs, all designed to increase women’s participation in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM) activities.
Health Care Collaborative
Health Career Collaborative (HCC) is a three-year pathway program for high school students from low-income, ethnic and racial minority communities. Students seeking degrees in the healthcare profession serve as volunteer program mentors and instructors. The program is initiated as a partnership between a medical school and a local, underserved high school. The HCC provides validated curriculum and a small grant to each partnership site.
Further details can be found at: https://healthcareercollaborative.com/
Robot Outreach Program:
This program’s goal is to reach under-served high schools with Intuitive Surgical mobile systems and robotics curriculum to encourage enrollment in STEM majors as a path to medical device engineer.
Further details can be found at: https://healthcareercollaborative.com/intuitive-mobile-system-at-hcc-high-schools/
Technovation (an idependant global education non-profit) empowers girls to identify community problems and create tech and engineering solutions. Every year, as a part of the Technovation Challenge, thousands of young women (aged 10-18) work in teams to code mobile apps that address some of the real-world challenges that affect them. Last year, they had over 3,000 submissions from across 50 countries.
For more information please visit: https://technovationchallenge.org/
Wilson Butler Academy
This program developed a virtual robotics curriculum suitable for middle school students in Raleigh, North Carolina. It facilitated remote interactions between faculty and students by providing loaner technology for students to use to stay engaged for STEM summer learning.
The work study program provides high school students with valuable work skills, promotes accountability and confidence, and offers access to professional role models. Partners receive well-trained, reliable workers and a proven resource to enhance workforce diversity.
For more information please contact: Outreach@intuitive-foundation.org