Gamingtec launched STEM is FEM charity project in Ukraine. Its main goal is to popularize technology education among girls and raise the number of female employees in IT in the future. The first stage of the competition is currently open for applicants.
STEM is FEM is an educational project intended to motivate girls to opt for STEM professions connected with science, technologies, engineering, and mathematics. Female graduates rarely choose these fields because of doubts and feeling uncertain that they will ever be able to compete male students and get a job in a “male” world. It would seem to be a stereotype, but according to statistics provided by some recruiting agencies, there are only 35% of female employees in the IT industry currently.
The project is launched by Sapar Karyagdyyev, CEO of Gamigtec.
CEO of Gamingtec
The first STEM IS FEM module is Bioengineering. It is open for girls who live in Ukraine and study in high school. The module consists of two stages: the first one is online testing (available now), the second one is an educational module that will take place in October in Kyiv. Participants will attend two days event that includes meetings with successful women from the STEM industries, question and answer sessions, lectures and visits to the leading Ukrainian tech companies. The second STEM is FEM module will be focused on IT technologies.