NEWSLETTER | January-February 2015

Thanks to your support, in two years we have opened doors for nearly 50 talented women and underserved students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
To see how STEM Advantage is making a difference, read Emily's story below.  


To invest in diverse STEM talent and change more lives, please join us on May 2nd for our 3rd Annual STEM Advantage Fundraiser!  See below for more information.


Making a difference...

"What has STEM Advantage done for me? The question should be what hasn't STEM Advantage done for me? STEM Advantage helped me build my confidence and helped me discover who I could be. 

Before STEM Advantage I was just a girl "from the hood" who wanted more for herself, or so I thought, with no idea on how I was going to do it. In my mind, I knew it would take me awhile since I had to figure out how to even get started and with very little support. STEM Advantage came along and just swept me off my feet. I was given the opportunity to intern with Directv, a company that I am now working at full-time, where I have grown so much professionally but most importantly, personally. I can't even recognize the person that I was before. 

Just knowing that someone believed in me and gave me the opportunity to shine was all that was needed for me to be lit on fire. I am SO grateful to STEM Advantage because without this amazing program and the amazing people who spend their spare time on making this a reality I would not be where I am today. Thank you STEM Advantage for changing my life." 

                                   -- Emily S., STEM Advantage Scholar & Business Analyst at DIRECTV

3rd Annual STEM Advantage Fundraiser
Saturday, May 2, 2015 


Join us for a fun evening where the AVATAR movies are made and TV shows like Jane the Virgin are filmed. Manhattan Beach Studios' MBS Media Campus is where media arts, studio production, new technology and ideas converge to create the future of film, media and entertainment.


On Saturday, May 2, 2015, you can make a difference and help us open the doors for diverse young talent to pursue their dreams in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).


We are pleased to announce Toyota is a Platinum Presenting Sponsor, and Frank Mottek, the voice of business news in Los Angeles, is our emcee for the evening.


Click here to purchase tickets


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carole Schlocker at 310.418.4547 or

Interviewing Skills Workshop


In February, Carole Schlocker, STEM Advantage Board member and IT Executive Recruiter, held an Interviewing Skills workshop for students at California State University, Dominguez Hills. This is the fourth time we have held this workshop as we always receive great feedback on the practical advice, insight and handouts that Carole shares to prepare students for telephone and in person interviews. Thank you to Carole and the students for a very Interactive session.

About STEM Advantage


STEM Advantage was founded in 2012 to mentor, prepare and inspire young women and underserved communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We open doors for diverse STEM talent through our 360-degree program comprised of
paid internships, mentorships and scholarships. 


STEM Advantage is a 501(c)(3) public charity. To learn more, please visit our website or contact Lee Ann Kline at 949.322.3320 or