A completely student-run nonprofit organization on a mission to shatter barriers in the STEM fields for underrepresented students through immersive opportunities.
Find out about our opportunities and ways to help our team.
Join us on an online Webinar featuring Andrew Basilio, a PhD student at Columbia University hosted on Friday, October 23rd from 5:00-6:30 PM PDT/8:00-9:30 PM EDT on Zoom.
In this online webinar, Andrew Basilio will be presenting "My Journey Through STEM" as a PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University. Andrew will also highlight his work and research in the field of traumatic brain injury. Attendees will be able to ask him questions in a live Q&A.
Mission statement: To shatter barriers in the STEM fields to inspire and empower underrepresented students.
STEMchats is a student-led nonprofit on a mission to shatter barriers in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics (STEM) for students like us: students who come from underrepresented backgrounds such as being first-generation, low-income, womxn, LGBTQ+, people of color (POC), attendees of underserved schools, or from other underrepresented groups.
Across our teams, our student members work to create curriculums, compile resources, foster community, and facilitate connections to provide enriching educational opportunities for underrepresented students.
In the push for educational equity, we aim to ultimately impact underrepresented students and inspire them to create even further impact in their own communities.
We are led by students from a variety of backgrounds.
We understand what it’s like to be students in today’s world, because we are students in today’s world! With a mix of perspectives from students all over, we’re able to create programs that are truly effective.
We take on projects that we are passionate about.
Our team thrives by listening to everyone’s ideas, whether they’re from the CEO or an intern. Anyone at any level of our team can bring up an idea and bring it to life through STEMchats, leading to amazing passion projects and initiatives.
We work to improve STEM education for today and tomorrow.
Moving our world toward STEM education equity takes a lot of work in both the short and long term. Through our efforts, we’re improving STEM education for today’s students and working toward a future where tomorrow’s students don’t face the same struggles.
Behind the scenes, STEMchats is made up of 10+ student-run teams across our Programming and Business-Development departments. These teams brainstorm, develop, and execute projects that ultimately impact students in and out of STEMchats - whether it’s through our publications, social media, curriculum, events, or other initiatives.
Team members also have access to personal/professional development opportunities, events to strengthen our team culture, and a community of like-minded students with passions for STEM equity.
As STEMchats grows, we will also implement a unique funneling model: students directly impacted by any of our programs will gain access to resources and training that allow them to become effective leaders on the STEMchats team. This creates a cycle of positive impact in the STEM education space and solidifies our peer-to-peer mission.