Project Scientist is passionate about encouraging young girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with the hope to bridge gender and diversity gaps in the STEM workforce.
Research shows that under-resourced girls and girls of color lack access to quality STEM education and role models. When they see it, they can be it, but far too many talented girls have never met a STEM professional that looks like them and have never been identified as potential STEM Superstars.
COVID-19 adds more barriers to a playing field that was already full of inequities. Students are already demonstrating learning loss in math, and experts predict today's children will lose the equivalent of a year's salary due to COVID-19 learning loss, with even worse consequences for Black and Hispanic Americans. Many schools have dropped hands-on science from remote learning curriculums, further preventing girls from reaching their potential.
Help us change this. Your donation provides opportunities for future scientists from under-resourced communities to participate in our year-round programming which has been shown to increase girls' confidence and knowledge of STEM. Redefining what it means to be a woman in STEM begins now!
Sponsor a Scientist
Make a donation to sponsor our scientists in need where our girls can partake in Spring 2021 Project Scientist STEM Club and receive the technology and materials needed to participate. A donation of $1300 will sponsor the technology needs, including hardware and connectivity to a girl from a low-income household to access the Project Scientist Virtual Lab. Girls from economically disadvantaged households will receive an iPad and access to the Internet, increasing equality and providing all girls a fair opportunity to quality STEM education.
Make a monthly donation to help support our Virtual Lab and STEM Club programs where our scientists can travel to different universities and organizations in the area of STEM and learn more about what the field has to offer!
Make a one-time donation to help Project Scientist provide more girls the opportunity to engage with powerful women in STEM and participate in hands-on learning to help foster their love for the sciences!