Our employees have long dreamt of engineering the future – and now, they’re doing it.
Early exposure to role models, diverse representation, and hands-on experiences all played a role in teaching them to think big. Yet, despite the fact that 78 per cent of school-aged girls have an interest in STEM, women only make up 25 per cent of the STEM workforce.
At Virgin Hyperloop One, we’re working to change this. When we heard about Project Scientist, a summer camp dedicated to empowering young girls to explore STEM, we knew we had to get involved.
After learning about magnetism, friction (or lack thereof), and vacuum environments, the girls were able to imagine their careers in power electronics and civil engineering – futures they didn’t know existed before the Expedition Day.
To see how you can help Project Scientist continue breaking down barriers, visit https://www.projectscientist.org/.