In New Directions
Empowering Pathways in STEM Fields for All AgesThe Lift & Shift Foundation advocates for veteran inclusion in science and technology through programs that educate and build confidence. We reduce the invisible barriers to entry and everyone's invited.
From Transition to Triumph,
Exploring Science & Tech as a New Frontier
Breaking into STEM fields can feel like scaling a wall without footholds. We provide contact with STEM fields and mentorship, offering access to opportunities previously out of reach. This creates bridges, opening doors to a network that supports and propels every journey in science and tech.
Stepping into new roles can spark imposter syndrome. That's true whether you're a complete noob, a successfully progressing student, or the most seasoned military veteran. We foster resilience, instilling unwavering self-assurance to conquer doubts and thrive in burgeoning STEM landscapes.
In the realm of STEM, hands-on experience often precedes passion and true comfort. We offer immersive resources, guiding individuals to explore, tinker, and engage in practical experiences. We aim to pave the way to a sense of ease, ensuring that comfort drives the pursuit of excellence in STEM.
How Do We Educate and Build Confidence?
Programs For Veterans
Our Battle of the Bots has been a wonderful series of outreach events. During the pandemic the program was sidelined and our Design Team was launched along with online workshops covering introductions to everything from 3d printing to video games. We're restructuring to provide new resources based on the lessons we learned through quarantines and lockdowns.
We're able to provide opportunities to students thanks to a co-sponsored internship program with Project Biotech LLC. Summer interns are able to work with Project Biotech to obtain business development experience and see how science translates to business. Meanwhile, our focus is research into recreational therapy and how we can develop and provide the best resources as parts of our programs for veterans.
Whether you're an individual or an organization, your support makes a tangible difference. Join us in building bridges across communities by becoming a sponsor. Your partnership fuels innovation, education, and the empowerment of future STEM leaders.