Teradyne is pleased to be a partner with Science Club for Girls, a nonprofit organization in the greater Boston area. The organization’s mission is to foster excitement, confidence, and literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for girls and gender-expansive youth from underrepresented communities. The program provides free experiential programs and meaningful interactions with women-in-STEM mentors. This mission aligns well with our STEM advocacy efforts.
“Founded in 1994, Science Club for Girls is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that addresses inequities in STEM around race, gender, and socioeconomics. With women making up less than 29% of the STEM workforce — and Black and Hispanic women at less than 4% of working scientists and engineers— Science Club for Girls addresses a critical need, offering a continuum of engaging STEM activities for K-12 girls and gender-expansive youth, including junior mentoring and leadership experiences for high school participants as well as adult mentoring and role modeling by volunteers studying STEM disciplines in higher education and working in STEM careers.”
Science Club for Girls’ work aligns well with our mission to invest in STEM education for girls, particularly those from underrepresented groups. The organization prioritizes serving those most underrepresented in STEM higher education and careers by race and/or socioeconomic factors. They currently serve 500 girls and gender-expansive youth each semester in grades K-12. Participants in Science Club for Girls in-person and virtual programs come from all over the Greater Boston area, representing more than 150 schools. We are always looking for ways to increase diversity in STEM fields, and supporting Science Club for Girls is a great effort to support this initiative.
In January 2023, our Women in Teradyne employee resource group hosted a “packaging party” in our headquarters to pack 350 STEM supply kits for Science Club for Girls’ spring Science Clubs. Our volunteers packed bags for Week 4 of the upcoming Engineering and Architecture curriculum: “Floor Plans and Building Ornaments.” These kits contain all the supplies that the students need for the organization’s 8-week Science Clubs, enabling hands-on participation and helping make the clubs effective, impactful, and fun. It was a great event bringing our team together to support STEM education, empowerment, and mentorship for girls and young women.