We are tec-hers. The leading providers of the content that young female STEM heads across the globe want to read.
Despite some progress in recent years, there is still a clear gender gap in most STEM fields. As students of a technical institute, we wanted to create a web publication that would attempt to address this problem. Our magazine would include articles that would promote girls who are making a difference in their field, provide advice to those at a technical institute, and provide the audience with content that helps them feel less alienated in their pursuit of a Bachelor of Science. We felt this was especially important because we live in a world where more than 70 percent of valedictorians are women (1), but degrees in computer science and engineering are less than 20 percent female. (2) In creating this concept for a magazine, we hope to use it as a means of inspiring these scholastically driven girls to take on engineering and other stem fields that still have distinct disparities.
Our audience focus is on girls ages 15-20. These ages range from those who are close to graduating high school and are interested in STEM to those who are attending a college of their choosing specifically a technical college. Gearing towards this audience, we hope to strengthen females wanting to join STEM fields to do what they love despite the gender inequality. We aim to show them that they are not alone and not at all the only ones fighting for a bold stance at technical schools.