U.S. Bank ranked No. 17 on The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.
U.S. Bank caught up with a Technovation team from 2018 to see how the program made an impact on their future and found that all four young women are pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).
Technovation is a tech education non-profit that helps inspire middle and high school girls to pursue a career in STEM. The partnership with U.S. Bank allows student teams to pitch their ideas on how technology can fix common issues, from water preservation to cultural literacy.
During their time in Technovation, the Computer Glitz team of 2018 worked on the following projects:
- An app that teaches people to buy and sell stocks through game play
- A college application app specifically for technical and community colleges
- A donation app that would help non-profit organizations pick up donations from donors at a scheduled time and location
- A mentorship app that connects experts with girls interested in STEM
- An artificial intelligence hand detection software that could improve communication for hard-of-hearing individuals in commercial settings
Ashley Chen, Clare Dixon and Prapthi Jayesh Sirrkay from the Computer Glitz team are now pursuing areas in medicine, computer science and cybersecurity in college.
U.S. Bank also partners with Girls Who Code, Girls Inc and Girls with Impact to encourage female representation in STEM.