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As the gender gap in technology fields grows, the world misses out on ideas from almost half the population. Now, more than ever, we need to eliminate this disparity. By learning to code with STEMgirls, girls will be empowered to do more than crack the glass ceiling; they’ll shatter it.
In partnership with the national non-profit organization National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) and the Fremont Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay Area, STEMgirls strives to reach as many girls as possible with our coding curriculum. Surpassing our goal of teaching over 130 young girls by the end of 2017, STEMgirls provides quality education in a safe learning environment.
Our first and foremost goal is to keep our students safe and happy. In the supportive environment that STEMgirls offers, girls have the opportunity to learn and grow while having fun.
Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, personally suppots the efforts of STEMgirls to bring technology to as many girls as possible.
Prabha Ganapathy is Big Data & IOT Strategist at Intel, as well as a Board Member for the Women in Big Data Group. As Manasi's mentor since the 2015 Intel Girls Who Code Program, Prabha became a ardent backer of the STEMgirls movement.
AP Computer Science Teacher Mr. Holcomb is generous in offering his classroom as a venue for STEMgirls, and is always working to provide his students with the best education possible.
MRS. ANTOINETTE SCHLOBOHM, ARDENWOOD SCHOOL
Sixth Grade Teacher Mrs. Schlobohm worked in the tech industry for several years before switching to teaching, and now she strives to make sure her students are just as tech savvy as her, with a 3D printer and smart board for her students, and by hosting STEMgirls in her classroom.
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MR. JOHN HOLCOMB,
AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL
Founder, Project Leader
Manasi Maheshwari cultivated her interest in coding at the 2015 Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program hosted at Intel. Now, she leads and teaches at the STEMgirls coding program at her high school, and has initiated coding programs at several other schools in her community to expose students to computer science at a young age.
In summer of 2016, Manasi was the only high school intern at Big Data tech company Hortonworks. In June 2016, she participated on a panel for the Women in Big Data Forum in front of over 200 people at Hadoop Summit, the biggest Big Data tech conference in the world, alongside the CTO of Pivotal and Head of Engineering at Intel. She strives to spread knowledge and interest in computer science to as many girls as she can.
Outside of school and coding, she hosts a weekly radio show every Friday night on 1170 AM, sharing her views to give teenagers a voice about current events and issues they deal with. Several times a year, she helps conduct and is the Pronouncer at the Pan-Asian Spelling Bee. She has made significant contributions to her local community by working with Assemblymember Bill Quirk, volunteering at the Federation of Indo-Americans, and interning with Ro Khanna's Congressional Campaign. She is currently attending Harvard University.
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Life Sciences teacher Mrs. Roberts helps recruit new members and provides a supportive environment for girls to enjoy learning to code with STEMgirls.
Savvy has always been passionate about sharing her knowledge with others. After being a part of the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at Amazon's Lab126, she has worked to use what she learned to help those around her, whether it be through teaching, coding or both.
Outside of Ardenwood, Savvy has used her programming skills in a variety of places, including working as the only high school software engineering intern at Meimodo Inc., and as the Head of Programming for her robotics team: the Spectrebots. Savvy has also dedicated a great deal of her time towards helping non-profits gain traction nationally by building them websites and widespread online platforms.
Outside of school and coding, she focuses on community service. As Vice President of her school's branch of Stop Hunger Now, Savvy and her club have packaged over 50,000 meals for people in extreme poverty in third world countries, along with organizing soup kitchen volunteering and elementary school presentations. As Vice President and Co-Founder of Miss CEO's Fremont Chapter, Savvy has worked hard to give young girls learning opportunities and encourage them to pursue STEM-related careers. Savvy is currently a senior at Mission San Jose High School.
STEMgirls could not be what it is today without the help of our amazing faculty and advisory board. The hard work and dedication of the following individuals is what makes STEMgirls possible.
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