Celebrate Science Club for Girls at our
VIRTUAL Catalyst Awards on October 1st!
Celebrate 25 years of empowering girls and women in STEM on Thursday, October 1 at 6:00 PM our first-ever VIRTUAL event! See our clubs in action, hear stories from participants and mentors, and be inspired by this vibrant community of women and girls, who are paving the way for a more diverse, inclusive world of STEM.
You make this possible! Join us in celebrating the girls and women of Science Club in honor of our 25th anniversary at the Virtual Catalyst Awards. Reserve your spot today!
Founded in 1994, Science Club for Girls fosters excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls and young women from underrepresented communities with free, experiential community-based programs.
Empowering girls to embrace STEM through meaningful mentorship and free, hands-on experiences
Thank you for your support
I’m not sure I’d be where I am if I hadn’t had mentors and peers in Science Club who encouraged me to pursue what I wanted and helped me build the confidence to get there.
— Sophie, Junior Mentor
What We Know
An achievement gap exists between well-resourced and economically-stressed children from the moment they begin school.
Research on how children learn shows that learning that happens outside of the traditional classroom helps students see the relevance of academic subjects and leads to deeper interest, which in turn directly impacts achievement.
The achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers was evident in the 2017 Next Generation math MCAS scores
The number of white students whose scores exceeded the standards was four times higher than black or Hispanic students, and the number of black and Hispanic students who did not meet the standard was almost three times as high as white students.
Research shows that girls begin to associate boys with science and math as early as grade two, and middle school is often when stereotypes and harmful associations cause many girls to avoid STEM subjects.
Economic Policy Institute 2015.
National Research Council 2009, 2011.
Department of Education 2017 profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/nextgenmcas.aspx
Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A.N., and Greenwald, A.G., Child Dev. 2011 May-Jun;82(3):766-79.