lifelong passion for STEM
Welcome to SONAC
SONAC: Sisterhood of Native American Coders is a nonprofit that creates access and exposure to the field of computer science (CS) to address the disparities in opportunities to learn for underrepresented Native American girls.
The mission of SONAC is to inspire the next generation of young female innovators to pursue careers in STEM by engaging them at an early age (9-12 yrs.) when interest levels can falter so to create and foster a lifelong passion for STEM.
We are honored to share that our Summer 2020 Program successfully concluded in October 2020, including over 80 girls across 24 states and representing 59 unique tribal affiliations!
SONAC provides an engaging introduction to STEM for Native American girls. Participants receive guidance and instruction from a fellow girl in STEM, Elisabeth Holm, who offers over 7 years of programming experience, expertise in 7 programming languages, as well as years of experience with arduinos, robotics competitions, and a lifetime of knowing how to have fun in STEM. The program also includes mentoring from women in STEM as well as role model guest speakers.