The Mission of NPO STEM Carrer Path Project for Girls(GSTEM-CPP)


Our Mission is to communicate with girls in junior and senior high schools on the fascinating culture of science and technology across the wide range of research fields, and to encourage and support them, through communication, to learn and develop their future career paths in the fields of science and technology.

Basic Policy on the Business Activities of
the NPO STEM Career Path Project for Girls (GSTEM-CPP) (May 2022)

To achieve our mission, we have established the following basic policies. In accordance with these basic policies, we will continue to support female junior and senior high school students nationwide in their pursuit of higher education in science and engineering and in the formation of career paths in the same field.

We declare the following basic policies for all our activities and will conduct such activities in accordance with these policies.

  1. We will observe the laws and regulations of Japan and will conduct our activities in compliance with such laws and regulations.
  2. We will not discriminate, in any way, on the basis of gender, age, nationality, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, disability, and sexual minority status, among others, and will respect these individual differences.
  3. We will not engage in any religious education or activities.
  4. We will operate in a manner that remains unbiased toward collaboration with any particular organization or company and that considers the balance and diversity of its overall business activities.

(Adopted at the 3rd meeting of the Board of Directors in FY2022)

Declaration of Sustainable Development Goals
by NPO STEM Career Path Project for Girls (GSTEM-CPP) (May 2022)

This organization endorses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations and is committed to proactively working toward the realization of a sustainable society.

(1) Eliminate gender disparities in education.
(2)Promote women’s empowerment and gender equality.
(3)Encourage effective public, public–private, and civil society partnerships.

Based on the SDGs 4, 5, and 17, we will collaborate with various academic associations, companies, and other organizations from the global perspective to achieve the abovementioned targets. With the support of more than 40 academic associations and companies, we offer a training program entitled the “Summer School for Junior and Senior High School Girls: Encounters with Science, Technology, and People,” which will be conducted on a nationwide scale every year.

Current Situation in Japan as Background

The percentage of female students in science and engineering departments at Japanese universities reaches 28% and 16%, respectively (Basic School Statistics 2020). The figure is the lowest among 38 OECD countries. Scholars have pointed out that the fascination and appeal offered by science and engineering in terms of working in this field are only partially conveyed to female students. The reason may be partially due to an unconscious bias. In addition, a lack of understanding continues to exist among female junior and senior high school students and their parents and teachers.