RAM Geers Up for UBC Giving Day
Many of RAM’s members are alumni of the University of British Columbia (UBC) and passionate about creating positive change. On UBC’s Giving Day (April 7, 2021), you can support future students and help them to succeed and grow to fulfill their potential as leaders. Your gift will promote engineering, science and technology to children and youth in British Columbia through UBC’s pioneering Geering Up program.
UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach
While it’s predicted that 70 per cent of tomorrow’s jobs will require science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, less than half of high school students graduate with the prerequisite courses to pursue engineering and other STEM careers. RAM is also dedicated to addressing the need for more women to pursue careers in STEM. Over the past decade, the number of women in the engineering profession in Canada has steadily grown. Despite this increase in the representation of women in engineering – both within the profession and in university engineering programs – women are still under-represented in this field.
It’s access, not ability.
More than ever, we need Geering Up’s programs to spark their curiosity, foster a sense of belonging, and empower their growth. From coding and robotics, to building structures like cardboard canoes, Geering Up helps all students, regardless of their background, to explore STEM concepts in a fun, engaging and inclusive environment.
Your support will provide much-needed resources to expand our programs and help UBC Geering Up reach even more students across BC. Donate today and help inspire the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers and changemakers who will tackle the most pressing challenges of our time.
The impact of your gift on April 7:
- $25 covers the cost of materials for one child at a week-long STEM camp
- $50 covers the cost of materials for 25 kids at a one-day, in-school STEM workshop
- $75 sends a child to join a weekly STEM club (10 two-hour sessions)
- $100 sends a child to a week-long STEM camp
RAM is Geering Up
Individual gifts up to a total of $3,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by RAM. Make a donation to UBC Geering Up Engineering Outreach here!
Recognizing that our impact on the community goes beyond improving civil works like roads and bridges, we are strong advocates for investing in the communities we live in and help build. Read more about how we give back to our community and our women-in-engineering initiative.