What is EmpowHer?
EmpowHer is a year-long competition for high school girls to create a STEM project that benefits their community! Teams can submit their projects for consideration for our national awards in June 2022!
How to Participate?
Register for EmpowHer
Create an innovative solution to a problem in your community
Submit your team’s project for consideration to our national competition
Creating a Project
Select Problem Domain
Choose a problem to tackle that impacts regional communities or societies across the globe.
Background Research and Ideation
Understand gaps in current solutions that attempt to address the problem and utilize this information to guide your idea development process.
Create a hardware or software solution to a problem that impacts your community. Work as a team to iterate on your initial blueprint to build a viable prototype.
Share Project with Community
Share your prototypes with target users to obtain feedback and improve your solution throughout the year. User traction in the community will be taken into consideration during judging.
Submit a profile of your innovation to the EmpowHer national judging panel. Our submission guidelines are below.
Submission Deadline • June 20, 2022
Finalists Announced • July 15, 2022
Virtual Award Ceremony • July 31, 2022
National Grand Prize Winners
$5000 • Sponsored by Jane Street
$3000 • Sponsored by Target
$1000 • Sponsored by NCWIT