We are excited to be raising funds in benefit of Rosie Riveters, a 501 c3 non-profit working to engage and inspire girls from diverse backgrounds in STEM!
Last year, as the AV industry, we were able to fund, build and deliver hundreds of binary coding kits, introducing computer language (and AV control programming). This year our focus is on audio waves, creating harmonica projects for kids all over the country. With our ongoing efforts, funds will be used to create multi-year projects for elementary-age girls (3rd-5th Grade) providing a rare, and oftentimes non-existent, opportunity for hands-on STEM learning and a productive struggle for STEM kit recipients.
Rosie Riveters' goal is to close the gender gap in STEM; in 2019 women made up only 27% of the science and engineering workforce in the U.S. Their innovative STEM curriculum works toward achieving gender equity in the field by engaging preschool to middle school girls in programs that build participants' critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and overall confidence in STEM via productive struggle.
To date, the organization has served more than 6,000 participants and achieved overwhelmingly positive results. According to cumulative data across all of our programs, 96% of participants enjoyed the program and projects and 71% were inspired to further explore STEM.