The New York Academy of Sciences is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to advancing science, technology, and society worldwide since 1817. With more than 20,000 members in 100 countries, the academy’s global scientific community benefits humanity by advancing scientific knowledge, positively influencing society’s challenges with science-based solutions, and increasing the number of scientifically informed individuals. Please visit us online at www.nyas.org.
The Global STEM Alliance (GSA) is an international initiative of the New York Academy of Sciences with more than 230 partners in 50-plus countries and regions, including government agencies, corporations, educational institutions, and nongovernmental organizations. The GSA works to increase the number and diversity of students in the STEM pipeline; by 2020, it aims to reach 1 million students in 100 countries. Of the GSA’s many services, it offers hands-on research projects; mentoring opportunities with leading STEM experts; and a comprehensive, tech-based learning platform. The GSA programs are built for underserved groups to reduce the skill gap between schools and the workforce. Please visit us online at www.globalstemalliance.org.
Girl Scouts of the USA and the New York Academy of Sciences’ Global STEM Alliance have collaborated to recruit girls and young women ages 13–19 for the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program, which offers high school students from around the world virtual coursework to build their leadership, communication, and critical-thinking skills; a safe social network of scientifically interested girls and women; and a personal mentorship with a woman who works in a STEM field.