Diversifying Innovation

Black Girls Do STEM is diversifying innovation, empowering Black girls to achieve equitable STEM representation.

Our Mission

To trigger an increased curiosity through deliberate education, access, and opportunity of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in the minds of Black girls in every community.


We live by our core values


BGDSTEM provides scholarship through offering rigorous, thought provoking, and challenging STEM exercises and workshops teaching girls to identify problems and create solutions.


BGDSTEM provides STEM workshops and programming for middle school aged girls in the form of hands on application in order to expose Black girls to numerous fields of STEM.

empowerment & equity

BGDSTEM empowers through exposure by educating Black girls on the options and areas of STEM careers to leave them empowered to make the decision to become a STEM professional.


BGDSTEM mentors all youth involved by offering positive role models and forming meaningful relationships.

Our philosophy:

Black Girls Do STEM is diversifying innovation, empowering Black girls to achieve equitable STEM representation. By creating a culturally unique learning space we give room for cognitive and mental resilience. BGDSTEM fosters the development of a STEM mindset and belief in STEM capabilities while placing positive role models who look like them right in their path. Through our core values of scholarship, training, empowerment (equity), and mentorship, we trigger curiosity in the mind of Black girls, building confidence, skills, and the future STEM workforce.

The NEED for Black women in STEM fields


Number of Black women in science & engineering workforce in the U.S.


Number of STEM bachelor's degrees awarded to Black women


Number of Black women who represent STEM faculty positions at colleges and universities

Our programs are offered 100% free to students and families

Two decades of no change for Black women in the STEM workforce. By 2030, there will be 1 million unfilled STEM jobs in the STL region…

An equitable workforce is not only what we all deserve but Black girls and women remain an untapped resource and gone are the days where we underestimate the talent and capabilities of Black girls and women.

What Our Participants Are Saying

BGDSTEM has really boosted my confidence and let me know I could really do anything. Being Black in the STEM field I know would be challenging, but BGDSTEM really let me know that I can’t be held back. Thank you so much for this opportunity.

— STEM Saturday Academy Participant 

I feel more motivated to conduct projects and experiments on my own without being prompted.

— EEP Program Participant