POWER SET stands for POWERFUL OPPORTUNITIES for WOMEN EAGER and READY for SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY.
This program gives young women the educational tools and support to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Through POWER SET, female students visit NPI industry partners, colleges, and universities, medical sites, and other places of interest to students looking to pursue STEM careers. They also attend presentations by industry and academic speakers and mentor younger female students.
Who Can Join POWER SET?
Eligible members are sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have a 3.5 or higher GPA (on a 4.0 scale), have shown a strong aptitude for math and/or science and are currently enrolled in college readiness classes (at least two Pre-AP or AP classes). Members will be selected on the basis of their written application and personal interview.
Power GRID: Girls Responding to Industry Demands
This student mentoring program engages POWER SET members with girls in primary and middle schools, sparking interest in STEM studies at an early age. A range of academic and non-academic activities helps create a collaborative and nurturing relationship with secondary student mentors. In addition to encouraging STEM studies, this type of interaction has been shown to cultivate leadership skills and improve self-esteem in pre-teen girls.