Global, grassroots and going places!
Travel and professional development for science, technology, engineering and mathematics scholars.
STEM-Trek is a global, grassroots nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that supports travel and professional development for HPC-curious science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) scholars from underserved regions and groups.
Beneficiaries are encouraged to “pay it forward” by volunteering to serve as technology evangelists in their home communities or in a way that helps STEM-Trek achieve its objectives.
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.