Project Scientist’s Scholars program is an interactive after-school program for girls* ages 13-18 to build confidence, ignite curiosity and empower their science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) career dreams. Scholars meet once a week for 90 minutes for 12 to 16 weeks.

The Project Scientist Difference

Exciting STEM topics: Each Scholars session is built around an exciting array of STEM topics, such as Biomedical Engineering, Financial Literacy, Astronomy, Sustainability and Climate Change, etc., allowing students to gain a deeper understanding of STEM careers.

Learn new skills: Our program allows our students to grow their communication, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration skills through fun online and hands-on activities using curated STEM kits.

Tuition Free Programs: We focus on girls from marginalized and underserved communities and we are committed to providing all programs at no cost to students and their families.

Bilingual programs and Credentialed teachers: Our programs, available in English and Spanish, are taught using gender and racially-equitable teaching strategies by credentialed teachers upskilled at our Teaching Institute.

Expeditions & Role Models: We take our students on expeditions to STEM companies to gain real world exposure to the STEM industry and to meet diverse women STEM professionals and role models.

Bring our program to your school or nonprofit

Project Scientists partners with school districts, individual schools, nonprofit organizations and library systems to offer our after-school scholars program. We provide curriculum, training materials for teachers, STEAM education kits for students and all the logistical support to run our programs.

Want to bring our program to your students? Fill out this program interest form and a member of our team will contact you with next steps.

Champion your child’s STEM journey

Are you a parent or caregiver looking to enroll your child in our Scholars program? While we don’t take enrollments directly, you can fill out our program interest form and a member of our team will contact you with opportunities in your location. If we don’t have a program offered near you we can explore ways to bring our lab to your child’s school.

What they're saying:

“I love understanding why things exist in the world and helping explain what I learn to others.”

Bennett, 16

(Favorite STEM Subject: Artificial Intelligence)

“In the future I hope to use my scientific knowledge to help other people, like creating a cure for a lethal disease, or finding a way to help balance an ecosystem with the ever changing universe.”

Evelyn, 15

(Favorite STEM Subject: Chemistry and Math)

“Project Scientist is important because it allows girls to understand their full potential and realize other opportunities for them.”

Alana, 16

(Favorite STEM Subject: Medical Technology)


What comes next after Scholars?

 Scholars who have gone on to pursue their STEM education can come back to Project Scientist as volunteers and role models for our younger students aka our STEM Superstars!