Excite 15 girls to pursue engineering

Goal: $ 600

No of Donation: 4

 

 

Goal: $ 600
Amount Raised: $ 600
Remaining : $
No of Donation : 4
Category : Education
Url : http://www.ewh.org
Contact Number : 5717326505
Address : The Prizery, Suite 200
State : Durham
City : NC
Country : US
Zipcode : 27701

Challenge

The percentage of female engineers across the US is only 11%. Because so many of the world's problems can be solved through the engineering fields, it is necessary to increase involvement in these fields and motivate girls to enter into these traditional male areas. A way to increase the change made in the world then is tied to encouraging girls to enter these fields at a young age and showing them the direct impact they can have through a career in engineering.

Solution

Engineering World Health's mission is to improve the quality of health care in hospitals that serve resource-poor communities in the developing world through facilitating the involvement of the biomedical engineering community (university and young professionals) as well as increasing younger student's interest, knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (STEM)
This project will fully fund 15 young females to participate in a session where they will be able to interact with university students studying engineering, learn about the opportunities available in STEM fields, and assemble low cost medical devices which will be sent to hospitals in the developing world. This will give a group of girls a tangible way to see how they can make a difference in the world through engineering.

Long-Term Impact

This project aims to reach as many girls as possible, inspiring them to enter jobs they never thought they would have the capacity to hold. It also impacts people all over the world through the distribution of medical devices to developing world hospitals. Starting with this project, the motivated young girls will hopefully one day make a real difference in the world with their engineering skills and fresh perspectives.

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