A new partnership to promote STEM education is being announced!
Bridges to Science is pleased to announce a new partnership with Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) to provide STEM education resources to program alumni and families of current students. This will allow both parents and students to explore the path to STEM careers together.
Bridges to Science offers math, coding, and robotics programs for underserved youth in grades 5 through 9 to help them develop their problem-solving skills and ignite an interest in the sciences.
Austin Urban Technology Movement, also known as AUTMHQ, is dedicated to bridging the gap between the Black and Hispanic communities and the technology industry through job placement, career development, and networking opportunities.
Through this collaboration, parents of Bridges to Science students, as well as program alumni, can now enroll in AUTMHQ programs for free. Cybersecurity, IT support, systems administration, data analytics, data science, web development, app development, project management, and other courses are available through AUTMHQ. Additionally, internships and apprenticeships offer on-the-job training as well as mentorship.
"Being able to collaborate with Bridges to Science to continue to inspire and educate the Black, Hispanic, and underserved communities is an opportunity to build a better society and, as a result, reshape the systems and industries for future generations," said Paty Sesma, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at AUTMHQ.
“In addition to STEM workshops in middle school, Bridges to Science’s alumni in high school and parents can access programs through AUTMHQ to keep them engaged as they continue to advance in a rewarding STEM career in the tech industry,” said Rosa Aristy, Founder of Bridges to Science. “This collaboration brings together two organizations whose missions are similar in nature. We’re excited to extend these resources to our community.”
About Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ)
AUTMHQ’s vision is to see an increased representation of the Global Majority working, developing, and using technology, while leading diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in the tech ecosystem. Individuals and families interested in courses through AUTMHQ can visit https://www.autmhq.org to apply.
About Bridges to Science:
Bridges to Science’s vision is to close the STEM education gaps in the communities we serve. The organization partners with Houston Independent School District Title 1 schools, homeschool co-ops, community centers serving underprivileged and at risk students, libraries in underserved communities, and other like-minded organizations to help underserved students have access to STEM programs. For more information about Bridges to Science, please visit: https://bridgestoscience.org.