The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program furthers women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.
Who are the AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors?
The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program brings together 100 women from a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers to serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls. STEM professionals use their skills in many fields – including sports, fashion, gaming, manufacturing, entertainment, and music. The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program highlights women in STEM who are contributing in all these fields and more, showing girls the different career pathways they can pursue and how STEM impacts their lives every day.
What will AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors do?
The program provides AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors with a national platform to tell their stories and inspire the next generation of STEM pioneers. AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors will engage with middle school girls in formal and informal educational spaces as well as through a variety of media platforms. As high-profile role models, AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors will share stories of their pathways to STEM careers and the many ways in which they use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and create new possibilities for the future.
AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors will form a dynamic network of women in STEM careers using tools from science communication, public engagement, media, diversity and inclusion, and STEM education to inspire the next generation. AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors will gather for in-person summits, access and contribute to a library of online resources, and create personal media and engagement kits that highlight their stories and take their outreach to the next level.
Support for the AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors
The AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors program is supported by IF/THEN, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies.
Check back later this month for more information. Applications for AAAS IF/THEN Ambassadors will open in April.