Project Scientist Wants You to #challengethesySTEM

Press Release updated: Oct 27, 2017 11:40 PDT

To support more girls in STEM from economically disadvantaged families, Project Scientist has launched a Crowdfunding Campaign to reach $30,000 in donations.

Project Scientist serves thousands of girls every year through the nonprofit’s Summer Academy on university campuses and through year-round STEM Expeditions. Its mission is to educate, coach, and advocate for girls and women with an aptitude, talent, and passion for STEM.

“It’s imperative that we have funding from individuals and companies to keep this programming available to all girls,” said Sandy Marshall, founder of Project Scientist. “As research shows, women make up over 50 percent of the workforce but in STEM fields they make up less than 25 percent. We must continue to advocate for girls who have a passion for STEM.”

It’s imperative that we have funding from individuals and companies to keep this programming available to all girls. As research shows, women make up over 50 percent of the workforce but in STEM fields they make up less than 25 percent. We must continue to advocate for girls who have a passion for STEM.

Sandy Marshall, Founder of Project Scientist

The non-profit kicked off the campaign at Google Fiber in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday. Google Fiber generously donated $5,000 to kick-start the campaign.

A donation-matching challenge was announced at the event by Reemprise Fund – the organization will match up to $10,000 in donations during the campaign.

“We are thrilled that these organizations are investing in girls who have an aptitude, talent and passion for STEM subjects,” said Marshall. “We now need companies and individuals to #challengethesySTEM so we can continue to make a difference in the lives of girls from economically disadvantaged families.”

Donations can be made at the campaign homepage: www.challengethesySTEM.com or at www.ProjectScientist.org/Donate.

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About Project Scientist

Founded/established in 2011, the mission of Project Scientist is to educate, coach, and advocate for girls and women with an aptitude, talent, and passion for STEM. Through engagement of top STEM companies, universities, teachers and hands-on curriculum, Project Scientist Summer Academy attendees discover opportunities available to them in STEM. The need for Project Scientist was based off research that shows girls with a high skill, aptitude, and talent for STEM subjects are not currently served or identified at a young age. Founder Sandy Marshall of Laguna Beach, Calif. created Project Scientist to change the world’s view of “who” a scientist is and “what” a scientist does. Project Scientist partners with Harvard University and the University of North Carolina Charlotte to research its educational model and to validate the impact that camp programs are having on those who attend. http://www.projectscientist.org

Source: Project Scientist

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