Ecologik Summer Program
In a recent report from the National Science Foundation, women comprise a meager 1 in 10 employed scientists and engineers in today’s workforce (NSF 2013). There remains a significant need to foster pathways for women, especially from underrepresented backgrounds, to STEM fields. The EcoLogik Project Summer Program looks to provide a platform for underrepresented young girls (ages 9-16) who show specialized interest in the natural and technical sciences, but lack opportunity to explore these careers. Over two weeks, EcoLogik participants learn and incorporate technological advances and knowledge of the environment to collect natural resource data (citizen science), create 3D bio models, learn basic coding and programming, and more.