- Professional Development
Joan Y. Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, the first Dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School (HMS) launched the Minority Faculty Development Program (MFDP) to increase diversity among the HMS faculty. An initial strategy of MFDP was to create a K-12 pipeline of Educational Outreach Programs allowing students multiple points of entry and exit. One such program is Project Success, celebrating its 21st year this summer. The main goal of Project Success is to increase awareness about and exposure to careers in the biomedical sciences for students from under-represented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds who reside in Boston and Cambridge. Project Success accepts high school juniors and seniors who are eligible to reapply during college as long as they maintain a 2.75 GPA in a STEM major. Read more about it here.
Applications for Grades K thru 5 grants are accepted once a year on October 1st (or first business day of October).
To begin the application process, please click here and you will be redirected to short questionnaire.
Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are welcome to call the Toshiba America Foundation at 212 596-0620 to discuss their project ideas. To learn more about the application process and the Foundation's grant-making guidelines call 212 596-0620.
Deadline: October 1st (or first business day of October)
Please note the following: We only accept on-line applications through http://www.toshiba.com/taf/k5.jsp
There are few careers that offer as many opportunities, in salary and flexibility, as software engineering. Yet the percentage of women employed as engineers at tech companies is disturbingly low. This was made more transparent recently when for the first time, major tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Linkedin released their diversity numbers. Women hold just 15% – 17% of the technical roles at these organizations. These numbers are troubling, but they aren’t really unexpected, and are indicative of a wider problem across the entire computer science industry. The solution is shifting the cultural perception and understanding the true benefits that these jobs provide. By doing this, women can expose themselves to a whole new world of employment possibilities. Read 10 Reasons Why More Women Should Work in Software Engineering.