The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Certificate Program, introduced in fall 2014, is a four year program available to all Littleton High School (LHS) students. Currently, there are 62 participants in the program of which about 1/3 of the students are young women. Students in the program must maintain a GPA of 3.0-3.5, take math and science coursework as well as STEM electives, and complete 100 extra-curricular hours in related activity.
For 2014-2016, the Littleton-South Metro Branch gave a scholarship to LHS to help send young girls in the STEM Certificate Program to various STEM-related conferences and events in the Denver area. LHS used the monies to support registration fees and transportation costs. In 2017, the scholarship was given to a young woman, a graduating senior and participant in the STEM program, to help defray her college tuition costs. The branch will continue to fund this scholarship in the future.
AAUW is committed to support STEM programs within its mission to advance equity to women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW Littleton-South Metro branch is excited to be part of the funding for this program which supports the girls and fellow classmates at the high school,