Our Partner Charities
Science-A-Thon 2019 donated $16,500 to three inspiring partner charities supporting women in STEM: the Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN), Girls Who Code, and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). These funds will be used to profile women in science, provide critical infrastructure, support skills workshops, expand job-finding resources, and encourage college students to pursue STEM.
Hover over each of the boxes below to learn how each organization has pledged to utilize their donation.
ESWN supports women in building careers, doing great science, and making an impact on the world. With more than 3,000 members worldwide, this community supports women in every discipline of the geosciences. ESWN became a non-profit organization in 2014, and today donor contributions make up its main source of support. In 2018, ESWN’s efforts were acknowledged by a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring and in 2017 the American Meteorological Society recognized ESWN for “inspirational commitment to broadening the participation of women in the Earth sciences, providing a supportive environment for peer mentoring and professional development.” ESWN hosts a range of professional skill building workshops, networking activities, and provides spaces for women to interact and share resources on succeeding in a scientific career. Click here to learn more about this organization.
"We plan to use the proceeds from Science-A-Thon to complete our endowment matching grant with the Madison Community Foundation! This will help support the basic costs for ESWN and allow us to continue to create and promote activities that support greater diversity in the Earth and environmental sciences. Thank you!!!"
Learn more at https://eswnonline.org/endowment-achieved/
Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)
Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization created in 2012 that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. The organization is working to close the gender employment difference in STEM and change the image of what a programmer looks like. Girls Who Code has over 185,000 members around the world and membership is steadily growing. Their aim is to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Click here for more information about this inspiring organization.
"Girls Who Code is incredibly grateful for all those who participated in Science-A-Thon. Because of their support and your support, we will be able to use the $5.5K towards the infrastructure needed to expand our free programming to provide computer science education to hundreds of thousands of more girls in 2020. Your support will be able to help us: 1) provide training support to our Clubs Facilitators, 2) provide Girls Who Code books to our 3rd-5th grade Clubs, 3) integrate computer science into everyday curricula through our Women in Tech Lesson Plans, 4) provide our alumni with real world mentorship opportunity to help support successful entry into careers in tech, and 5) introduce girls to the world of computer science."
Girls Who Code
Founded in 1950, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a non-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. SWE is "the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women" through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, and outreach and advocacy activities. Click here for more information about this empowering organization.
"Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will be using funds from Science-A-Thon to raise more money for K-12 outreach activities through Giving Tuesday: SWE is committed to supporting women at all stages of their careers, from those in grades K-12, college, the workplace, and beyond. We spark an interest in engineering and technology for girls through SWENext.
SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. It is free to join and any student 13 or older can become a SWENexter.
We have over 11,000 alumni of the program and nearly 6,000 active members. We also encourage girls to become SWE members and are able to offer a limited number of free C2C memberships."