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Empowering Girls to Pursue STEM with Expanding Your Horizons

At Intellectual Ventures, we take pride in encouraging the next generation of inventors through mentorship and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. That’s why we sponsor several local conferences run by Expanding Your Horizons, a nonprofit organization committed to providing STEM workshops to middle and high school girls that spark interest in STEM activities and careers. All across the country, EYH is inspiring girls to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities in STEM. Several IV employees volunteered at local EYH conferences over the last month to present on the value of invention and innovation in STEM-related fields, and to foster a passion for STEM among local middle and high school girls. 

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Behind the Breakthrough Answers: The Influence of Mentors

At Intellectual Ventures, we’ve talked extensively about the importance of mentors. From Nathan Myhrvold’s relationship with Steven Hawking to Adriane Brown’s encouragement of mentorship for students everywhere, engaging with role models can unlock incredible opportunities for personal and career growth.

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From the Archives: Nathan Myhrvold on Mentorship

In my early twenties, when I was a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University, I told my employer Stephen Hawking that I was going on a three month leave of absence. We were unlocking the mysteries of the universe together, and I wanted to part ways to go build a tech startup.

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Fostering a Passion for STEM with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue

At Intellectual Ventures, we take pride in encouraging the next generation of inventors through mentorship and STEM education. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue, a network of local clubs that provides enriching programs for kid’s ages two to 19 years old through 11 Clubhouses throughout the city. In partnership with IV, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue is reaching more kids more often with life-changing STEM programs.

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