Our Impact

Like any great scientist, one of our key objectives is to measure and gather data to help inform our work and provide valuable information to the greater STEM community. Focusing on attitudinal development, mentoring, and familial and community engagement, Project Scientist programs create an environment and atmosphere that foster self-discovery, self-confidence, and encourages girls to envision themselves in non-traditional roles and fields. We exist to create scientists that will solve our world’s most pressing issues, and we have made great progress.

Our Impact

Like any great scientist, one of our key objectives is to measure and gather data to help inform our work and provide valuable information to the greater STEM community. Focusing on attitudinal development, mentoring, and familial and community engagement, Project Scientist programs create an environment and atmosphere that foster self-discovery, self-confidence, and encourages girls to envision themselves in non-traditional roles and fields. We exist to create scientists that will solve our world’s most pressing issues, and we have made great progress.

2023 Annual Report


Numbers at a Glance

24,000

girls served

We have served over 24,000 girls across the United States and Mexico

370

expeditions hosted

We have partnered with leading STEM companies to host over 370 expeditions for our students

1,200

STEM professionals engaged

We have engaged over 1,200 women STEM professionals to inspire our students

375

teachers trained

We have trained over 375 teachers to deliver our programs at their schools, growing our impact exponentially


Beyond Numbers

Over the years, Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte have observed Project Scientist girls to analyze the effectiveness of our programs. Here is a summary of the results:

Student interest was higher at the end of the Project Scientist Academy compared to the beginning.

Students were significantly more likely to see themselves a scientist, and have met a woman scientist after participation in the Project Scientist programs.

Students were significantly more likely to have higher amounts of science career interest and science career knowledge at the end of Project Scientist compared to the beginning.

Overall, students reported positive changes in indicators of social-emotional / 21st century skills after participation in Project Scientist programs.


Impact Reports

You can learn more about the findings shared above through our impact reports: