STEM & Innovation

STEM and Innovation Academy participants are creative, analytical problem solvers committed to understanding how things work and imagining what the future could look like. Our partners at companies like Intel, Genentech, and Google are part of the team that will build STEM students’ progress in becoming tomorrow’s innovators.

PDF Document: STEM and Innovation Academy GuideGetting Started in STEM and Innovation

This guide gives you a basic guideline for what you should do in your freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year to be on track for a fulfilling career in medtech, research, computer science, engineering, fintech, startups and more. Every student’s career path will be different. but students from all fields will benefit heavily from internships giving you an opportunity to build and solve problems, and networking with alumni and companies to help get a foot in the door. The best way to keep up is to attend STEM and Innovation events and employer sessions when possible, especially STEM Career Week, held in fall. PDF Document: PDF Document: Download the guide here.

STEM and Innovation Staff

Andrea Wiseman, Career Coach
Emily Hogan
, Employer Engagement Lead

Who is a STEM and Innovation Student?

Sarah Denenberg
WSE ’19
Computer Engineering

“While interning at APL, I applied to the Grace Hopper conference, where I met current students, professors and other women in computer science. This conference was literally the most useful part of my career development. Now I’m pretty much kind of set,” she says. “I’m definitely going back next year to figure out where I’m working next year.”

Major Spring 2018 events

Foundational Career Labs: Starting Jan. 11
Feb. 8: Bloomberg Tech Talk
Feb, 16-18: HopHacks
Feb. 19: Salary Negotiation for Women in Business (panel and networking event)
Feb. 21 (tentative):
Facebook Tech Talk
Feb. 22:
Resume Roundtables with STEM employers
Feb. 23: Employer Treks — Attend treks to local STEM companies. Spaces are limited.

Find and RSVP to these events and more on Handshake by searching “stem” in the Events section.


Academy Week

September 17 to 21, 2017

Sign up for all events here.

FastForwardU Opening
September 14, 2018

September 14-16

STEM Career Fair Prep Event
September 17

STEM and Innovation Career Fair
Sept. 20, 12-4
Goldfarb Gym
30+ employers looking for engineering and STEM students only. More casual, startup-style dress acceptable. Bring your resume!

STEM and Innovation Resources

FastFowardU Funding for Student Entrepreneurs
FastForwardU Spark Grants for Student Projects