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November 2020
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November 18 has been selected to celebrate and highlight the work and barriers of LGBTQIA+ people in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). The date is symbolic of the 60th anniversary of American Astronomer and gay activist Frank Kameny’s US Supreme Court fight against workplace discrimination. This is a fight that continues today, not only in the US but in so many other countries worldwide.

Learn more about upcoming events with Pride in STEM here.

EngineerGirl Writing Contest

Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world.  The topic and detailed instructions for the contest are posted in September with a deadline for submissions on February 1st of the following year. Winners are announced in the spring.

Learn more & apply here!

Yale SWE High School Engineering Day 

The Yale Undergraduate SWE Chapter is hosting a virtual Yale Engineering Day for high school juniors and seniors of any gender. They will have a presentation on what engineering is and how that translates to college classes, followed by a Q&A session + fun activity. This event will be held on Zoom on Friday, November 20th from 7:30-9:00 PM EDT. RSVP here!


#FIRSTLikeAGirl strives to improve the culture of STEM by sharing the experiences of the successful women and girls in FIRST. By showcasing the many incredible women of FIRST and their stories, girls can find role models who they identify with and are inspired by.  Through this social media campaign, they empower girls with the confidence to overcome cultural pressures, follow their dreams in STEM, and become active members of the FIRST community. They focus on improving the culture of STEM by providing role models to inspire girls to become the next generation of science and technology leaders. Inspire or Get Inspired Today! Learn More here.
Role Model Video Submissions 

Design Your World Mini-Series: Coding Edition

Design Your World: Coding Edition
Virtual Event
December 5, 2020 at 10 AM
For girls in 5th and 6th grade

Mark your calendars for Design Your World Mini-Series: Coding Edition on Saturday, December 5. Inviting all 5th-8th grade girls to this high-energy, hands-on coding event. Participants will bring their ideas to life, think creatively while learning to code, and learn about different engineering careers. The event will have two activities, and participation from all over the world is encouraged! For more information, visit or email

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