The statistics are alarming - according to the National Science Foundation, America lags behind other nations in the number of students majoring in science and engineering at colleges and universities.
Additionally, women make up just 9 percent of those receiving engineering degrees.
With your help – and through the WIT Foundation - we’re changing that statistic. Read our latest white paper: Inspiring Confidence in Girls in STEM.
Founded in 2004, the WIT Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports the philanthropic aims of WIT, Inc. The WIT Foundation focuses on pre-career programs, awarding cash grants to area organizations and non-profits focusing on girls and STEM.
WIT starts early guiding women in technology toward success, and the WIT Foundation-created Girls Get IT program is a perfect example. WIT creates a community of female students of all ages, partners them with local professional women in technology, then helps them make informed decisions about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Congratulations to 2010-2011 WIT Foundation Grant Recipients:
Georgia FIRST Robotics/Peachtree Regionals
Milton High School
Columbus High School
Walton High School
Roswell High School
Kell High School
Girls, Inc of Greater Atlanta
YWCA of Greater Atlanta - Girls in Tech
Junior Achievement of Georgia
Atlanta Girls School
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
Formula One Technology Challenge: East Cobb Middle School, Team Raptor