Engineering World Health (EWH; www.ewh.org) today announced the launch of its STEM program.
The STEM program, funded by the Biogen Idec Foundation, is designed to foster elementary, middle and high school students’ enthusiasm for STEM fields, raise awareness of global challenges in health care delivery, and demonstrate through hands-on learning how science, technology, engineering and math can solve global challenges.
The EWH STEM program is focused on motivating girls and other underrepresented populations because of the dearth of those groups in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Since its inception, the EWH STEM program has taught approximately 1,000 students in partnerships with the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Carolina, Boys and Girls Scouts of America, and the North Carolina State Summer Camp “The Engineering Place”.
EWH also partners with Girls Engineering Change, a program that works with Girl Scouts of America and other girls’ groups to encourage the pursuit of STEM education and careers. While the program has initially been focused in North Carolina, EWH plans to make this a national program and is presently seeking partners to facilitate its growth.