Alfie Scholar and Seattle University Electrical Engineering student Angela Flores-Marcus is one of 20 honorees in the 2018 Women Techmakers Scholars Program offered by Google. Flores is the first Seattle University Student and Alfie Scholar to receive this award, and we could not be more proud.
Each year Google honors a select few candidates out of thousands of submissions who demonstrate a passion for technology, academic excellence, and leadership as role models within their communities. Through the Women Techmakers Scholars Program, Google awards women in tech who are defying the gender gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and demonstrating themselves as active leaders in their field. The disparity between men and women in tech, especially women of color, is staggering. Last year, women accounted for only 26% of the STEM workforce. Of that 26%, only 10% were women of color.
As President of Women in STEM, member of the Society of Women Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, recipient of the Women in Science & Engineering Scholarship (WiSE), and recipient of the PRIDE Scholarship – just to name a few! – Flores-Marcus has demonstrated her passion for and dedication to the future of STEM. Read more about Angela at https://www.alfiescholars.org/2017-bios/angela-flores-marcus.
We are honored to celebrate this victory with her and cannot wait to see what’s next for this fearless warrior. Congratulations, Angela!
References and Resources:
For more information on the Women Techmakers Scholars Program, please visit https://www.womentechmakers.com/scholars
For more information on the broader Google Scholarship programs, visit https://students.googleblog.com/2018/05/congratulations-to-2018-google.html
For more information on the gender gap in STEM, visit https://www.ncwit.org/