The Search is Over:
Congratulations To Our Grand Prize Winners

The Search for Hidden Figures has ended, and we are proud to reveal our grand prize winners and runners-up. They were hand-selected from an impressive pool of more than 7,000 girls and women who applied.

Winners were selected based on their passion for the sciences, innovative thinking and vision for improving the world through STEM.

These two real-life hidden figures are each taking home $50,000 to put toward education or research, and a trip to Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida! Meet our winners:

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The Search is Over:
Congratulations To Our Grand Prize Winners

The Search for Hidden Figures has ended, and we are proud to reveal our grand prize winners and runners-up. They were hand-selected from an impressive pool of more than 7,000 girls and women who applied.

Winners were selected based on their passion for the sciences, innovative thinking and vision for improving the world through STEM.

These two real-life hidden figures are each taking home $50,000 to put toward education or research, and a trip to Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Florida! Meet our winners:

Professional Winner

Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini founded the Algorithmic Justice League to fight bias in machine learning. She's a social impact technologist, filmmaker, speaker & poet of code based at MIT.

High School Winner

Yuna Shin

Yuna Shin is a junior at Henry M. Jackson High School. She uses her creativity through STEM as a Washington Aerospace Scholar and instructor for Girls Rock in Science and Math to empower others.

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UNLOCKING TOMORROW

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics—fields that the world needs today more than ever. STEM graduates are helping us tackle many of the world’s most complex challenges—developing smart sustainable technologies, and finding new ways to feed our growing global population.

As demand for these skill sets grow, a shortage of STEM candidates has emerged. Projections indicate that by 2018 there could be 2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs in the U.S. alone.¹ And although women make up 48% of the workforce, they hold only 23% of STEM positions.2 By helping more women launch STEM careers, we can make major strides in solving the STEM job gap.

Do you think you might have a hidden talent for STEM? Try a few of our fun STEM games, and find out!


Sources ¹ "Depiction and Interaction Opportunities." Creative 3-D Display and Interaction Interfaces (n.d.): 161-209. The White House. The White House, 10 Feb. 2016. Web. 28 Oct. 2016. ² "STEM." Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Web. 1 Nov. 2016.

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