The Challenge:

Middle school girls can form negative stereotypes about gender roles related to STEM education, which can ultimately lead to limited career opportunities in fast-growing STEM fields

The Solution:

What If We…Created a program that was designed to reach middle-school age girls when they are most vulnerable to the societal pressures of what girls can and can’t do?

To date, we have served hundreds of students and built measurable teacher training programs that bring results. We have set up programs with administrators to integrate The Community Bots program into the curriculum. We have worked in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Spain and Jamaica. Two years ago, we gained our 501(c)(3) status and are seeking to grow our impact.  Please join us in supporting these efforts.

Statistics

  • The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM 27% 27%
  • US Computer Science college degrees got to women 18% 18%
  • Women with STEM degree 24% 24%
Source

More statistics: The State of Girls and Women in STEM

  • Women make up workforce but 47% 47%
  • The Science and Engineering workforce 28% 28%

Minority women underrepresented in STEM Fields. Doctorate degrees in S&E

  • Black women 2.7% 2.7%
  • Latina 3.6% 3.6%
  • White / Asian women 86% 86%

 “I thought only boys did robotics.”

And that quote is often echoed throughout middle schools throughout the world. It’s one of the reasons why The Community Bots, Inc. program was developed. The Community Bots is designed to provide training in STEM-robotics for middle school girls in underserved communities around the world. The founders, who are educators in New York City, understand the importance of learning STEM-robotics and the impact it has on the confidence, strength, and academic success of young women. As educators, they have extended their passion in the field of science and technology to leading an after-school robotics program. As leaders in their field, they participated in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and RoboCupJunior competitions, national and international programs. 

Leading all-girls robotics teams has supported the pathway to get more girls to participate in robotics and or STEM/engineering fields and  ensure robotics equipment used for yearly competitions can be recycled and put to use in underserved communities. With their unique perspective and hands-on experience as a guide, The Community Bots was born. The equation for success is simple, train the teachers and continue to support them while they train the students. This approach leverages our impact in exponential ways.

As part of the program, The Community Bots celebrates the achievements of women in the STEM-robotics field. This is done by sharing examples of role models and setting up interviews with local women who can share their experiences and stories with the hope to inspire young women to explore and consider the possibility of choosing a path in the STEM field by listening to real-life examples of successful women in the field.

Infographic: Steady Rise for Women in STEM but Gender Gap Remains | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

 Today is the day!

Be part of the change… Help us bridge the gender gap in engineering-STEM fields while bringing in equipment and training to young women and teachers in NYC and around the world.  Help us provide opportunities to new experiences offering a hands on and engaging program and a student centered pedagogy while acknowledging the achievement of women in STEM