This Foundation President Is Laser-Focused on Diversity in STEM

Jeniffer Harper-Taylor has her hands full managing $7 million in annual grantmaking at the Siemens Foundation that includes one of the more prominent science competitions in the country. But she’s also been thinking hard about STEM education and diversity. Check out her insights on how to tackle the issue.
Read More

Siemens Pits Students Against Each Other for the (Science) Battles of Their Lives

The idea of a science fair initially feels kind of mid-century quaint, with images of kids in thick-rimmed glasses setting off baking soda volcanoes. But science competitions have come a long way. They’re one of the preferred ways for tech company foundations to hand out funds. And the foundation of German engineering corporation Siemens is one of the more competition-happy of those funders.

Read More