Women represent only thirty percent of the STEM workforce in the U.S. — and Notre Dame Belmont (NDB) is working to close the gender gap. Launching with the Class of 2028, NDB’s STEM Concentration immerses students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, preparing them for a college-level academic career.
NDB has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). This award acknowledges 1,127 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2022-23 school year. NDB is one of only 834 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in AP CSP. Learn more.
Who is a STEM Tiger?
Capstone Project Example: Virtual Economics Class
What is money? Where does money come from? Why does it seem like our money is spent so quickly? The answer will be found in Susie Liu's (Class of 2024) Capstone project called Women in Economics -- Teenager Economics Online Classroom, which serves as an online platform for economics foundation courses for middle and high school students. Visit Teenager Economics Study Online Classroom to join the classroom, with no pay, no commitment, self-paced comprehensive platform.
- Medical Physician
- Laboratory Scientist
- Marine Biologist
- Computer Programmer
- Genetic Counselor
Built on the tenets of integrity, compassion and perseverance, my Notre Dame Belmont education as a tuition assistance recipient allowed me to confidently pursue a meaningful career in optometry. Today, I am able to impact hundreds of patients by providing sight-saving medical care.
I value the all-girls education that NDB uniquely offers, as the experience enabled personal development by strengthening my confidence and my ability to communicate well with others. I work with researchers, doctors, nurses and all kinds of patients and communicating effectively is very important. An NDB education allowed me to enter college and the workforce with confidence.
Notre Dame instilled in me the conviction to pursue my dream to become a physician. My high school experience gave me the confidence to strive as a woman in the field of science. My Notre Dame roots have helped me to succeed as a compassionate physician, daughter, wife and mother.
I am grateful for an NDB education because no other school could have provided me with the broad exposure to science, the opportunities to demonstrate and grow into leadership roles and the confidence to achieve my biggest goals. The NDB experience is unique and showed me that I am capable of more than I ever thought.
NDB prepared me with many of the foundational tools needed for my career today like the ability to communicate and work with others, act with kindness, and a strong foundation in writing and science.
NDB helped me discover my love for biology. The school's project-based learning curriculum allowed me to explore my niche interests in all of my classes. It was so much fun writing mini plays for Greek Day in English class and dressing up for mock debates in APUSH, but probably the most impactful project was when I got to make a movie about deep sea ecosystems in Mrs. Girard's biology class. Creating this film helped me realize how much I love the ocean and led me towards contacting marine conservation organizations in the Bay Area. I am currently volunteering with the California Academy of Sciences as a SCUBA diver and preparing to apply to medical school. My life would have gone in a completely different direction if I had not caught the biology bug at NDB.