Tallan is proud to recognize National STEAM/STEAM Day and the outstanding leaders who’ve broken new ground in IT. Strong science, engineering and math skills are essential to the job force, making early STEM and STEM education programs that much more critical.
Supporting women in STEM has been a longstanding Tallan initiative. Every year, the number of women working in STEM fields grows, yet there is still a need for employing more women in technical areas. Women make up 28% of the STEM workforce, and only 3% of CEOs in the STEM business are women. Throughout their education, girls and women are systematically steered away from science and math, limiting their access, preparation, and opportunity to pursue these disciplines as adults.
Gender inequality is especially pronounced in some of the future’s fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs, such as computer science and engineering. Engineering and computer science, two of the most profitable STEM areas, are still overwhelmingly dominated by men. Providing women equal opportunity to excel in STEM occupations helps close the gender wage gap, assures a diverse and competent STEM workforce, and aids in avoiding biases in these disciplines.
Tallan has recently been a vocal advocate for initiatives that support better technology education and resources for students across Connecticut and more women in STEM-related fields. Some recent initiatives include the Lt. Governor’s Coding for Good Computing Challenge, where students in grades 3 through 12 are encouraged to build a concept, prototype, or complete a computer program as part of the Connecticut-based computing challenge. Coding For Good involved working with educational organizations in Connecticut to increase awareness and participation. Additionally, our team created instructional videos for student participants to use as resources and volunteered as guest panelists to help evaluate submissions. Click here to learn more about this great initiative.
Tallan’s Women in STEM Scholarship
Since kicking off in 2018, Tallan’s Women in STEM Scholarship has been awarded to a female high school student enrolled in college and pursuing a degree in a STEM field. An enterprise-grade developer laptop (like the ones our consultants use every day!) has previously been award to beneficiaries to assist in their studies. During the fourth year of the program, the Tallan Scholarship opened to students from across Connecticut. The 2022 recipient was a student of the CT River Academy in East Hartford.
We at Tallan are very proud of these efforts, especially as a local employer for STEM graduates. The Women in STEM movement continues to grow in credibility and importance, and we are excited to play our small part. Tallan’s Women in Stem Scholarship will be open to applicants soon, with the entry date TBA! Follow Tallan for the latest updates on next year’s scholarship submissions.