Gift giving is a holiday tradition, but gifts don’t necessarily have to be the latest iPhone or other gadget. For engineers and other tech professionals, some of the most thoughtful gifts can involve donating money or time to organizations that provide engineering skills and services to help people in underprivileged regions globally. Such groups often comprise highly trained engineers, as well as individuals from other walks of life who unselfishly donate their skills to provide technology to those not having those resources available.
Moreover, there are organizations that exist to help promote the training and participation of people traditionally underrepresented in STEM professions, including women and minorities.
The following gallery, based on information provided by the content community Interesting Engineering, lists some notable STEM charities.
Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News covering the electronics beat. He has many years of experience covering developments in components, semiconductors, subsystems, power, and other facets of electronics from both a business/supply-chain and technology perspective. He can be reached at [email protected]