Honoring Girls in STEM!

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of global development goals, as outlined in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Yet while the global community has made progress in engaging women and girls in science, there is still a great deal of work to be done to eliminate the gender gap in STEM education and careers. To recognize and publicize these important goals, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11th as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

In honor of this special day, NY Sun Works asked teachers from our partner schools to nominate girls who have demonstrated significant achievements in their science classes. We received 15 nominations, ranging from elementary to high school students, all of whom are passionate and dedicated scientists! The students were featured in a series of social media posts, along with our own NY Sun Works scientist, Becky Higgins, and April Contreras, an engineer at the NY Power Authority, one of our biggest partners.