Global, grassroots, and going places!
Travel and professional development for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics scholars.
STEM-Trek is a global, grassroots, nonprofit organization that supports travel and professional development for STEM scholars from regions affected by the global economic crisis.
Beneficiaries of the program, or STEM-Trekkers, are encouraged to pay-it-forward by volunteering to serve as technology evangelists at home.
Graduate and postdoctoral scholars from STEM fields may submit unique proposals that involve technology-related travel and/or professional development. Submissions are reviewed quarterly.
STEM-Trek does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, race, disability, gender, ancestry, religion, or sexual orientation.
When STEM-trek scholars pause to help others who struggle with the technical interfaces they need to find work or to perform in the workplace, the exchange is useful for everyone. The people they help gain useful skills and a better understanding of how STEM impacts their lives, and the volunteer gains empathy for others—especially members of the workforce who are adapting to disability or aging. In doing so, they become more considerate future innovators.