Aki Kurose MS at SAP Concur


Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Aki Kurose Middle School at SAP Concur | by Stuart C.

On April 30th, twenty-three girls from Aki Kurose got to visit SAP Concur at their Bellevue office! This was our school's second visit to SAP Concur, and they really rolled out the red carpet for us!

SAP Concur had five hands-on activity stations for the students, including Lego Robotics, Virtual Reality games, modeling of Concur products, Arduino 101 and Cyber Security experiences.  


The girls were extremely engaged and fully participated in all of the activity stations. The girls also took a tour of the SAP Concur offices and met with one of their Technology Gurus.

After this, SAP treated the girls to lunch and hosted Panel discussion with women in STEM. The speakers told inspiring stories about obstacles they overcame to get to where they are now, including how they found their interest in technology. 


The Aki girls were inquisitive and appreciated how honest the speakers were. 

Our sincere thanks to SAP Concur and the entire volunteer team for hosting this wonderful event!


After attending this event:


of girls/non-binary students are more interested in STEM


of girls/non-binary students want to study harder to attend college and further their education


of girls/non-binary students will investigate taking a STEM related course next semester

Here's what the students enjoyed most:

"I enjoyed the VR experience and learning about hacking. Those inspired me because I knew of those things, but never had the chance to experience or learn about them, and when I did I was glad."

- 8th grade


"I enjoyed every single moment. Each of their stories about struggles and getting through them has inspired me!"

- 8th grade

"At the end when all the women were talking about their struggles. Letting us know it's not always going to be easy."

- 7th grade


"The women on the Panel talking about their backgrounds. How far they came, it made me think about how to succeed in life."

- 8th grade

"Their stories inspired me to try harder."

- 6th grade


"I enjoyed making the robot. All the women there inspired me!"

- 7th grade

"Seeing the work environment, hearing [about] women's experience in the work they do, and hearing people's paths."

- 8th grade


"How the women talked about how they got to their jobs."

- 6th grade