As part of its ongoing program to give back to the community, BlueModus has donated $500 to the Scientista Foundation, a non-profit that empowers pre-professional women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through content, communities, and conferences.
Started out of Harvard in 2011 by two sisters, Julia and Christina Tartaglia, to address the lack of resources, community, and role models for college women in science and engineering, Scientista serves to connect all communities of women in STEM at campuses across the nation. Since its founding, the organization has expanded to 20+ campuses internationally, hosts an annual Intercollegiate Research Symposium, and has started partnerships with major organizations and companies, including Microsoft, NASA, The Huffington Post and the Association of Women in Science.
This month's charity was selected by Director of Business Development Brant Cline.
Brant notes "I selected this charity because I’ve seen both the lack of support that women receive when pursuing careers in STEM and the benefits brought to any field by increased diversity. I like Scientista’s approach to addressing an underserved segment of the 'leaky pipeline', as they call it, and it’s a segment in which I’ve seen friends and family struggle with the lack of support offered to women in these fields."
Visit Scientista's website to learn more about their important work, as well as how you can contribute.