Team: Groceries Help Women in STEM
Best Hack for Social Good
In today's society, women and gender minorities are more driven than ever to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. However, we recognize that it takes more than wishful thinking and hard work on behalf of women and gender minorities themselves to propel the demographic forward in these fields; on the one hand, contributing to women’s and gender minorities’ success in their pursuit of STEM training requires initiative from interested, everyday people who would like to reach out. On the other hand, investing in creating a social culture where supporting such innovative and ambitious people is both celebrated and normalized can lead to positively changing cultural attitudes about what ladies can do, how we perceive this demographic, and how we can all participate in lifting them up. We noticed a great opportunity to work with Wegmans, a friendly and family-oriented business, to make supporting women and gender minorities in STEM very easy to achieve. Our application rounds up the total of a customer’s purchase at Wegman’s, and donates the difference to a local organization, such as WIC, that supports women and gender minorities in STEM.
The home page of the webpage is a simple navigation page that allows users to login/signup to an account where they view their transaction history, how much money was donated to a STEM organization of their choice, as well as explore a selection of Women in STEM Organizations the customer might consider contributing to.
Examples of Women in STEM Programs You Can Support
WiCs National Girls Collaborative Project Women in Engineering Proactive Network Million Women Mentors American Association of University Women Association for Women in Science Scientista
iOS Mobil App
We used Xcode (an integrated development environment for MacOS) to develop an iOS application using Stroyboards. The application allows users to login/signup to an account where they view their transaction history and how much money was donated to a STEM organization of their choice.