Image courtesy of AAAS/Rese Cloyd - a group of IF/THEN Ambassadors and coalition members pose for the camera inside the Smithsonian Museum's Arts + Industries building.
Who We Are
Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math.
The IF/THEN STEAM Squad is a group of individuals and organizations from the IF/THEN coalition and STEAM community that are changing the culture around STEM to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive space.
Join the Squad this summer at San Diego Comic-Con International and the Comic-Con Museum - do science, create art, learn new things, and be inspired. See you there!
IF/THEN® seeks to further advance women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. Rooted in a firm belief that there is no better time to highlight positive and successful female professional role models, IF/THEN® is designed to activate a culture shift among young girls to open their eyes to STEM careers by: (1) funding and elevating women in STEM as role models, (2) convening cross-sector partners in entertainment, fashion, sports, business and academia to illuminate the importance of STEM everywhere, and (3) inspiring girls with better portrayals of women in STEM through media and learning experiences to pique their interest in STEM careers.
Our mission is to reach girls at a young age, and introduce them (and oftentimes, their parents) to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
STEM can often seem intimidating. So we make it fun. Build self-confidence. Inspire the next generation of innovators. And shatter long-held stereotypes.
Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Our programs educate, equip, and inspire girls with the computing skills they'll need to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Cosplay for Science is a nonprofit educational initiative dedicated to making science accessible through cosplay. We aim to lower perceived barriers between scientists and the public, effectively communicate science through the lens of popular culture, and to subsequently demonstrate the efficacy of our science communication initiatives through data collection, research, and published results.