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Sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc., the US2020 City Competition challenged communities to develop plans to dramatically increase the scale and quality of mentorship between professionals working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and students underrepresented in the sciences. The seven winning cities -- announced at the White House Science Fair -- will seed STEM mentoring movements in communities across the country. Read the full press release here, and click the links below to learn more about our winners.
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What is US2020's City Competition?
The US2020 City Competition will capitalize on the role of cities as centers for innovation, supporting outstanding efforts to build STEM mentoring capacity at the local level. As announced by President Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative, winning cities from across the country will share over $1 million in resources from US2020, based on their plans to significantly increase STEM mentoring for girls, low-income youth, and students of color.
Proposals were accepted from regional, self-organized coalitions, including representatives from city government, corporations, nonprofits, schools, universities, museums and libraries, philanthropy, and more.
City Competition applications were reviewed by senior leaders in STEM, workforce development, and education, including:
Hover over image to see details about the applicant pool.