Monday, November 12, 2012

Celebrating Science for the Next Generation

This evening the New York Academy of Sciences in celebrating the “Science in the City” 9th Annual Gala. Tonight's attendees and speakers include renowned scientists, industry leaders, and accomplished young stars in the field, all joining together to support mentorship and innovation in STEM education. Earlier this year the Girl Scouts Research Institute and the New York Academy of Sciences released Generation STEM: What Girls Say About Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, to much fanfare and success.

This year’s gala theme “Strengthening the STEM Pipeline: Mentoring the Innovators of Tomorrow” is particularly resonant, given both the state of the U.S. economy and the increasing availability of STEM jobs. Recent studies show that there are two jobs for every STEM job seeker, as opposed to one in 3.2 jobs seen in other industries. Partnerships like those between GSUSA and NYAS aim to expand awareness of and access to STEM industries. Over the course of tonight's event, we’ll hear about the practical ways organizations and everyday people can be involved in steering the next generation towards success in STEM.

Join us here or on Facebook and Twitter over the course of the week for gala recaps and behind-the-scene insights!