BNY Mellon Partners With Girls' Leadership Initiative on Stem Boot Camp

Thursday, August 2, 2018

BNY Mellon Partners With Girls' Leadership Initiative on Stem Boot Camp

A global leadership development initiative of the United Nations Foundations is partnering with BNY Mellon to bring STEM boot camps to five cities, including Pittsburgh.

In partnership with the Carnegie Science Center, the two organizations have created a science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum and will hold a series of boot camps focused on how STEM can be used to solve global social problems, according to a news release.

The curriculum includes design thinking, scientific method and problem-solving skills fundamental to STEM and other fields, the release said.

“Bolstering STEM-focused education programs for young women lays the foundation for success in their future careers,” said Daisey Holmes, co-head of global philanthropy at BNY Mellon, in a prepared statement. “The STEM gap between young men and women happens early on in life. We are immensely proud to partner with Girl Up, whose members are highly motivated young women, during these formative years of their learning and enable them to explore a STEM curriculum. Empowering women through knowledge and opportunity perfectly complements both the missions of BNY Mellon and Girl Up.”

Girl Up is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation to achieve gender...

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