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. We are especially focused on women in higher education (students, early-career faculty, early-career alumna) preparing for, and transitioning into, their STEM careers in industry, non-profits, government, the military, and academia, and those looking to advance in their careers.
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, regional, national and international levels – all designed to support and develop current and future women professionals in STEM.
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). Starting in 2011, the collaborative was seeded over four years with a substantial 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. Today, STEM-UP has grown to a network of over 1,000 individuals across the United States and beyond who benefit from participation in the network and who support gender equality in STEM.