Arrow Electronics Sponsors “Girls-Only” Tackle STEM Experience for Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Arrow Electronics Sponsors “Girls-Only” Tackle STEM Experience for Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 3:35pm

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DENVER, December 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Denver Broncos Tackle STEM initiative, supported by founding partner Arrow Electronics and in conjunction with Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics, brought 200 girls ages six through 14 to Sports Authority Field at Mile High this past weekend to participate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiments and have some good old-fashioned fun.  

Nationally, the demand for a skilled STEM workforce is growing, and STEM jobs offer higher salaries than non-STEM jobs. Women working in STEM jobs earn, on average, 33 percent more than those in other fields, yet women account for only 24 percent of the STEM workforce.

In Colorado, women earn more than 50 percent of two-year and four-year degrees, but less than 30 percent of Colorado graduates in STEM are women. Women’s underrepresentation in STEM fields begins early, with gender gaps in STEM interests beginning in middle school and growing throughout high school and college.

The Tackle STEM learning program is designed to engage and inspire students in science, technology, engineering and math, as well as apply their knowledge to innovation projects, including building and racing radio-controlled model cars and programming robots to navigate mazes. Working with organizations such as RAFT Colorado and Ten80 Education, Tackle STEM creates hands-on activities and positive learning experiences based on the Denver Broncos and football. For more program information on Tackle STEM, please visit www.denverbroncos.com/tackleSTEM/

Meghan Macdonald
Communications Services Manager
Arrow Electronics, Inc.
P (303) 824-4589
M (303) 882-8610
mmacdonald@arrow.com

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