The NeXXt Scholars Program supports these students through one-on-one mentorship led by woman professionals in STEM, online workshops, networking events, and partnership opportunities.
NeXXt Scholars—launched by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Department of State—is a model for engaging women in STEM and is expanding around the U.S. By lending support in the key undergraduate years, the program ensures great retention in STEM and addresses the imbalance of women in STEM fields. Ultimately it leads to the creation of a powerful network of young women STEM leaders who will be discovering the next great idea or solving the next big societal challenge.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the creation of the NeXXt Scholars Initiative at the Academy’s Celebrating Women in Science event on December 10, 2011. The event was held the same night the Nobel Prizes were awarded in Sweden, which also marked the centennial of Marie Curie’s second Nobel Prize.
April 28, 2015