Arab Women in Science and Engineering


AWSc was founded by seven Arab women researchers in STEM to address the persisting gaps in opportunities for girls and to help them access and thrive in STEM fields. AWSc seeks to change the way girls think about engineering and science. It wants to promote their enrolment in advanced university degrees and ensure equal opportunities in academia. It raises awareness of the issues facing women during their studies, in their careers and exposes them to the world of entrepreneurship. AWSc provides training on technical skills like coding as well as in leadership and public speaking through a series of workshops and courses. The organisation targets two main groups: high school students and undergraduates. It introduces girls to STEM fields through learning and networking with mentors and through hands on experience. Mentors are mostly female experts and volunteers who have the same goals as AWSc. AWSc supports girls and women by connecting them with strategic partners including technical universities and employment organisations. With an organised and highly skilled team, AWSc wants to expand its activities to reach all Arab areas in Israel by recruiting current participants to assume the mantle of building and mentoring a new generation of girls in STEM.