The Science for All Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). SFAF is specifically focused on encouraging young women to pursue education and careers in science. The issues relating to the lack of women in science-related careers are well known. This 2011 article from the US Department of Commerce Women in STEM Gender Gap to Innovation reports the following:
· Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of STEM jobs. This has been the case throughout the past decade, even as college educated women have increased their share of the overall workforce.
· Women with STEM jobs earned 33 percent more than comparable women in non-STEM jobs, considerably higher than the STEM premium for men. As a result, the gender wage gap is smaller in STEM jobs than in non-STEM jobs.
· Women hold a disproportionately low share of STEM undergraduate degrees, particularly in engineering.
We work closely with educators, business leaders, community leaders, and scientists to develop programs that will spark an interest, maintain that interest through education, and ultimately lead to careers in fields relating to STEM. These developing programs will include:
· Providing resources to educators, students, and families
· Participating in science-focused events
· Sponsoring events