STEM Center for Women and Diversity
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STEM Center for Women and Diversity

Mission

The Center for Women and Diversity at CBU strives to increase representation of women and women from racial and ethnic minorities by creating awareness, promoting interest and inspiring young women to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) majors in college and STEM careers; to prepare current CBU Engineering female students for professional STEM careers, and to create a successful pipeline from K-12 through College graduate in STEM majors. 

Objectives

Outreach Programs

The Center for Women and Diversity at CBU strives to increase representation of women and women from racial and ethnic minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) by creating awareness, promoting interest and inspiring young women to consider STEM majors in college and STEM careers, to prepare current CBU Engineering female students for professional STEM careers, and to create a successful pipeline from K-12 through College graduate in STEM majors. Below are programs the Center for Women and Diversity is currently offering to high school and middle school students:

FUTURE WOMEN ENGINEERS PROGRAM (FWEP)

The Future Women Engineers Program is a five-day summer program that includes hands-on activities in areas of Civil & Environmental, Chemical & Biochemical, Electrical & Computer, and Mechanical Engineering. The program also includes industrial tours and talks by professional women engineers and scientists.

The 2017 Future Women Engineers Program is generously sponsored by 

This year's program will be held between June 26-30, 2017. There is a $75 fee for participation in the program. Application deadline is June 9, 2017. Apply now!

ELIGIBILITY

  • For high school female students (Rising freshmen to rising seniors)
  • Strong academic performance in math and science
     
Future Women Engineers
Society for Women Engineers
Undergraduate Recruitment

Increase the enrollment of female students in the CBU school of engineering from  current 22% to at least 30% over a five year period.

School of Engineering Applications
Community Collaboration

Partnering with STEM focused groups for women in Memphis area to build STEM programs to engage students in STEM activities. Several organizations that the STEM Center aims to partner with include:

Girls Inc. 

Black Girls Code

Girl Scouts

Professional Development for current female students in STEM majors

Provide mentoring, networking opportunities and career guidance to current CBU female engineering students offering resources and professional development programs to excel in academics and to develop skills to become successful professional engineers and leaders.

Volunteer
Promotion of STEM Majors 

Conduct an annual training session to educating teachers and career counselors about STEM majors and STEM career opportunities for women.


About

The STEM Center for Women and Diversity began in 2015 with the goals of increasing acess and opportunities for female and minortiy students, but we need your help to make these long-term objectives a reality! The STEM Center is also a seminal component of Faith in Progress: The Campaign for Advancing Education. Learn more about how you can get involved below:

Faith in Progress