To address gender participation inequities in STEM, the Beautiful Patterns initiative was created at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during 2017. This program welcomes women ages 13 to 17 to develop new scientific and technological skills while they become engaged in said professional areas.
Based on Mexico’s worrying statistics of poor women representation in scientific research and technological development, Tecnológico de Monterrey’s School of Science and Engineering established an alliance with MIT to promote programming and coding workshops for women teenagers. From summer 2017 to present, this program has helped more than 2,000 students to develop algorithmic thinking while enjoying STEM activities.
Read more at the official Tec de Monterrey site: https://tecreview.tec.mx/patrones-hermosos-programacion-ellas/