POWERS aims to recruit and empower women with a long-term goal of increasing gender diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.
POWERS stands for the Promotion of Women in Engineering, Research and Science.
The programme was officially launched by Madam Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, Prof Subra Suresh, President of NTU, and Assoc Prof Sierin Lim and Kimberly Kline, Co-Chairs of Women at NTU, at the WiEST Symposium on 5 March 2021. POWERS aims to recruit and empower women talents in STEM with a long-term goal of increasing gender diversity in STEM careers. POWERS encourages and empowers women to pursue STEM education and careers.
POWERS is driven by WOMEN@NTU with the support of Singapore's Ministry of Education, and NTU’s College of Engineering, College of Science, and Graduate College.
Women have made some of the most remarkable breakthroughs in Science, Technology and Engineering.
Watch the video as they share their aspirations and innovations.
Women will pursue STEM when they believe they belong and can succeed in STEM. POWERS will empower women by creating a supportive ecosystem through connection, research, education.
- Symposium to feature female role models
- Mentorship programme
- Co-joint programmes with industry partners
We conduct research to understand STEM gender disparities in Singapore, to inform the development of interventions to change the status quo.
Fewer than half of all women degree students study STEM in Singapore, and even fewer go on to join the STEM workforce. Our research shows that the more women believe that women belong in STEM, the more likely they are to pursue a career in STEM.
- Full whitepaper will be released soon.
- Seminars to educate the community on STEM topics
- Workshops to develop professional and personal skillsets
- Community outreach events and activities to engage society