We are a community of professional women in science and technology that support each other in our ability to thrive and advance in our careers and lives. This includes women just entering their STEM careers in industry, government, the military, and academia, those looking to advance in their careers, and senior executives. Our network in support of women in STEM includes those individuals who, and organizations that, support and ally with our purpose
STEM-UP Network provides professional women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with tried and true real-world strategies and relationships that support our ability to flourish, prosper and advance personally and in our careers.
Our growing network provides access to leadership development and mentoring programs, networking events and other opportunities for collaboration and connection at the local and regional level – all designed to support and develop current and future women leaders in STEM.
We are expanding the Network one local professional community at a time in order to expand our community’s capacity while building on the programs and services we have designed and tested over the past 5 years. In a recent impact study, 92% of respondents said that participation in STEM-UP has had a positive impact on their lives and careers.
STEM-UP began as a collaborative project in Central Pennsylvania between three institutions of higher education (Shippensburg University, Elizabethtown College and Harrisburg University of Science and Technology). The collaborative was seeded over four years with a $740,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. STEM-UP focused on developing a sustainable professional climate across the region’s colleges and universities to promote the recruitment, retention, and advancement of academic women, particularly in STEM disciplines. STEM-UP has grown to a network of over 400 individuals across the mid-Atlantic region who benefit from participation in the network and who support women thriving in STEM.