Have you dreamed of making the world a better place through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)? Apply to the Search for Hidden Competition for the chance to win $50,000 or a grant and celebrate women and girls who are striving to push the world forward through STEM!
PepsiCo has joined 21st Century FOX and the New York Academy of Sciences to create the Search for Hidden Figures Competition to identify hidden talent in STEM and provide with learning and networking opportunities that will inspire their future STEM-related careers while advancing their skills and education.
STEM graduates are helping us tackle many of the world’s most complex challenges. Yet, as demand for these skill sets grows, a shortage of STEM candidates has emerged. Projections indicate that by 2018 there could be 2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs in the U.S. alone. And although women make up 48% of the workforce, they hold only 23% of STEM positions. By helping more women launch STEM careers, we can make major strides in solving the STEM job gap.
Hidden Figures is a new movie about the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
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·Apply Today – deadline is December 10th! If you are a high school student (between the ages of 13 to 19) or a young professional (ages 20+), you can submit a short essay by December 10, 2016 for the chance to win a $50,000 scholarship or a grant. To learn more about the competition and apply, please visit: https://searchforhiddenfigures.com/
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Send an email about the contest: https://searchforhiddenfigures.com/#modal
Post on social media: Calling all girls and women in #STEM. Enter #Search4HiddenFigures today! (or by Dec 10 at the latest!!) pepsi.co/S4HF
Thank you for helping more women shape the world through STEM!