Leadership, Preparedness, Networking
Looking for something exciting to do this school year? Are you interested in STEM and want to connect with other girls* who are eager to grow their STEM abilities with top STEM companies from across the globe?
Join Project Scientist’s 2023-2024 Scholars program to meet inspiring women leaders in STEM and make connections with like-minded girls from across the country. This year, we have 20 exciting interactive sessions covering topics like Biomedical Engineering, Financial Literacy, Astronomy, Sustainability and Climate Change, the Chemistry of Beauty, and more!
Becoming a Project Scientist Scholar means you will:
Grow your communication, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration skills through fun online and hands-on activities using curated STEM kits.
Grow your knowledge of STEM with the help of top STEM companies.
Build a network of peers from across the country.
Meet and make connections with inspiring women STEM professionals.
Feel empowered and gain a competitive advantage to pursue your STEM dreams.
Program runs from September 24, 2023 - March 3, 2024. (Students will not meet on 11/26/23, 12/24/23, or 12/31/23. Students must commit to 85% attendance in order to participate.)
*While we focus on girls, Project Scientist is dedicated to serving students of all gender identities and expressions.
About the Scholars Program
Project Scientist Scholars Virtual Program is designed for girls* ages 13 to 18 to provide a safe space to grow STEM career skills and awareness of STEM career pathways. It provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships among diverse and underrepresented Scholars (youth participants), Rising Stars (interns), and STEM professionals! These relationships support the development and growth of confidence in their STEM abilities, foster further development of positive STEM identities, and support their STEM interest and confidence.
Monthly themes related to STEM, leadership, and collaboration will be executed during the program with visits from STEM Superstars (STEM role models) as well.
What You Will Get
This year, we serving 60 girls in our Scholars Program! Scholars programs serves girls* ages 13-18 in a virtual setting, weekly. Scholars engage in collaborative projects, independent and group challenges, and career themed activities with Math integration opportunities to strengthen their STEAM interest and confidence. The Project Scientist Scholars program will also incorporate strategies from our SciGirls Partner, Black SciGirls, to engage our diverse youth participants in activities and achieve the following goals:
- Scholars will expand their understanding of what their STEM pathway could look like
- Scholars will feel empowered to address inequities using STEAM, and challenging STEAM Stereotypes via increased access to STEM education for Black girls, preparing them for future workforce participation
- Scholars will feel more confident about their "soft skills" related to STEM (i.e. collaboration, creating and giving presentations, asking questions)
- Scholars will use critical thinking to solve a real-world STEM challenge that a business is addressing
Scholars Program Details
Run Time: September 24, 2023 —March 3, 2024
- 5:00 PM to 6:30PM CST
- 6:00PM to 7:30PM EST
- 3:00PM to 4:30PM PT
We will not meet on: 11/26/23, 12/24/23, or 12/31/23
Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to provide a $1,000 scholarship to all participants to attend Project Scientist Scholars at NO COST.
The Project Scientist Scholars Program is supported by exciting companies like Trane Technologies, Ally, Takeda, Cindy McCormick, Hopefulminds, and Game On Nation.