NMOST Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarships

Women remain underrepresented in the STEM professions and there is a need to close the gender gap and inspire the next generation of female innovators and leaders. NMOST has created the Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarships to help address the gender gap in the STEM disciplines and STEM-related fields.


Meet the 2022 Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship Recipients.

Information about this year's Advancing Young Women in STEM Scholarship Awards Event

Katherine Johnson: NASA Trailblazer

Born in 1918, Katherine Johnson was one of the first Black students to integrate West Virginia's graduate schools before becoming a NASA mathematician where she helped send astronauts into orbit around Earth and to the moon and back. 

Close your eyes and picture and engineer. You probably weren't envisioning Debbie Sterling. Debbie Sterling is an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. She has made it her mission in life to tackle the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math.

Katie Bouman: The Woman Behind the First Black Hole Image

In 2019, 29 year old computer scientist Katie Bouman led the development of a computer program that created the first ever picture of a black hole. Her algorithm made it possible for a network of eight telescopes across the globe to construct an image of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy. 

Read more of her story here.


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