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WIE STAR Program

The IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program was developed to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM.

How Will WIE Do This?

The IEEE Student-Teacher and Research Engineer/Scientist (STAR) Program was developed to address the growing concern that, at a young age, girls are discouraged from careers in mathematics, science, and engineering.

Reportable Pre-University Outreach Including

  • Classroom Activities
  • Humanitarian Projects involving the pre-university community
  • Competitions
  • Hands on Activities
  • Training of pre-university teachers
  • Mentoring
  • Public Awareness Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Technical support networking
  • and more…

Important Requirements: IEEE Activities With Children

IEEE is committed to providing an enriching experience and safe environment for all children who participate in IEEE programs and activities, throughout the myriad of educational programs, STEM projects and related opportunities. If you currently participate in IEEE programs that involve working with children, or plan to do so, you must first visit the IEEE Activities with Children page to complete requirements.

The STEM Portal

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The STEM Portal is for IEEE Volunteers and serves as a resource for all things related to Pre-University STEM programs and activities. Here, you can share your STEM best practices and programs with IEEE’s global community of volunteers, find inspiration from what others are doing, and utilize resources from this portal to develop or enhance your own programs.

The IEEE Reach Program

IEEE Reach logo.The IEEE REACH Program (, managed by the IEEE History Center provides pre-university teachers with free open education resources (OER) that place engineering and technology in their societal and historical perspectives. With a focus on the social relevance of technology students understand how technology shapes society and how society shapes it. Research has shown, when students understand the social relevance of science and technology, they are more likely to pursue STEM, especially female students!