Latino STEM Alliance

SIM Boston 2016 EMag

Outreach Activities 31 “SIM Boston gives me a chance to learn and share with a great and diverse group of technology professionals which has helped me be a better CIO. I’ve made relationships at SIM that I know I can rely on for personal and professional development. I love hearing what everyone is working on, even if the problems they are working on don’t apply directly to me, there is always something I can take away, or will become relevant later down the line. It’s a great opportunity to benchmark myself, and get an outside perspective on things that I’m working on or what I should be thinking about. Because SIM is an all-volunteer organization, there are no hard sells, no upselling, no service selling, no ulterior motives just a bunch of great smart people getting together to visit, share stories, and help each other out”. Jim Martin 2016 Membership Co-Chair CIO, Shepley Bulfinch www.simboston.org • SIM BOSTON Latino STEM Alliance Latino STEM Alliance is a 503(c)3 certified non-profit designed to inspire youth to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) via hands-on robotics programs. LSA partners with schools, private industry, community groups, and academia to bring STEM to underserved kids who would otherwise not have such an opportunity. Since its founding in 2010, Latino STEM Alliance has worked with 1,500 kids, grades 3rd through 12th, across Boston, Lawrence, and Worcester. LSA has received financial support and a number of accolades from SIM Boston, The Boston Foundation, the National Grid Foundation, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Suffolk Construction, Kronos, Raytheon, Eastern Bank, among others. Community partners have included Boston Public Schools, Lawrence Public Schools, Hyde Square Task Force, Kroc Center, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, among others. A video of their annual robotics tournament can be found here. Year Up Jr Tech, as our newest partner, received funding support in April 2016 of the Girls STEM Summit, a statewide event that brought together 260 high school students interested in exploring STEM fields and enhancing skills. Jr.Tech’s mission is to engage 4–12 grade students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. We aim to encourage a lifelong interest, increase skills, and to broaden students’ awareness of career paths in STEM. We’re sowing the seeds now to build a future workforce with strong STEM skills. Jr.Tech accomplishes these goals by: • Providing high quality, hands-on, STEM workshops for boys and girls in grades 4–12. • Offering a one-day STEM career exploration summit called, Girls STEM Summit-Statewide, serving girls in grades 8–12 interested in pursuing STEM careers. Contact Phyllis Russell, President and Executive Director, Phone 777.994.2097; email phyllis@juniortech.org www.juniortech.org


SIM Boston 2016 EMag
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