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Science Club for Girls Celebrates 25 Years at Catalyst Awards on April 1st

Updated: Feb 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 13, 2020

Contact: Bonnie Bertolaet, Executive Director, Science Club for Girls

Cambridge, MA : On Wednesday, April 1st, Science Club for Girls (SCFG) will celebrate 25 years of fostering excitement, confidence, and literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for girls and young women from underrepresented communities with free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women STEM mentors. The event will take place from 5:30 - 8:00 P.M. at the Broad Institute in Cambridge.

The annual Catalyst Awards recognize outstanding leadership in building a more diverse and inclusive STEM community and will bring together sponsors, industry and community leaders, mentors, volunteers, guests, and club participants to meet and mingle, showcase current STEM projects, and share the transformative impact SCFG has had on their lives.

This year, SCFG will be honoring Catalyst Awards recipients, Kaelyn Brown and Ashley Cooper —both Harvard College neuroscience students co-directing SCFG’s Harvard Mentor Chapter—and Silver Anniversary Awards recipients, Cambridge STEAM Initiative, Geeta Pradhan of the Cambridge Community Foundation, and the Women’s Foundation of Boston.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating these women and organizations for their remarkable efforts advancing girls and women in STEM, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds,” shares Bonnie Bertolaet, Executive Director of Science Club for Girls. “This year’s awards will mark our 25th anniversary and, through our alumnae trajectories, highlight the past, present, and future of Science Club for Girls. We are proud to honor Kaelyn and Ashley, who have done a tremendous job of recruiting a diverse group of women in STEM to mentor the girls and young women in our clubs.”

2020 Catalyst Awards

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

5:30 - 8:00 P.M.

Broad Institute, 415 Main St., Cambridge

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