Virtual Fall Science Clubs begin next week!

We're SO excited for our Virtual Fall Science Clubs to start next week! 250 girls in grades K-12 and 76 volunteer mentors are signed up to participate—with 74% of girls and 66% of mentors coming from the communities we prioritize (girls and women underrepresented in STEM by race and socioeconomic status.)

This weekend, girls and their families will pick up their 8-week kit of supplies to participate in our hands-on 'Engineering Around the World' curriculum. The logistics involved in organizing, packing, and distributing these 320 supply kits—as well as recruiting and registering 250 girls during a pandemic—has truly been a monumental feat! We are so proud of our incredible program staff—and grateful to our volunteers and supporters—who have worked so hard to make our Virtual Clubs a reality. We can't wait to welcome clubbers into a fun, engaging, virtual space next week and dive into some great experiments together. Stay tuned!
Virtual Catalyst: Join us Tomorrow!

Join us virtually tomorrow evening as we celebrate 25 Years of Science Club for Girls! We have a fantastic event planned, with videos of our in-person and virtual clubs in action, and speeches from our amazing Catalyst Awardees.

Simply sign-up via the event website, and tune in tomorrow to enjoy the show! Registration is free. Don't miss out—reserve your spot today!

5:45 P.M. Pre-show | 6:00 - 6:40 P.M. Virtual Event
Congratulations, Bonnie!

Last week, our executive director Bonnie Bertolaet accepted the 'Making a Difference in the Community Award' from Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology (WEST) at their 12th Annual Awards Night!

Bonnie's commitment, enthusiasm, and talents have made a significant impact on the organization since she became ED in January 2019. Science Club for Girls continues to thrive under Bonnie's leadership, and we are so grateful to have her leading the way!

Bonnie's favorite quote: "Young girls need to see role models in whatever careers they may choose, so they can picture themselves doing those jobs someday. You can't be what you can't see." - Sally Ride

Click here to read more on our blog. Congratulations, Bonnie!
Welcome, Evelyn and Tanya!

We are thrilled to introduce you to two new members of our team!
Evelyn Gonzalez joined Science Club for Girls' program team on September 1st in the newly created role of Program Recruitment Manager. Evelyn will lead recruitment of mentors and participants, build relationships with new and existing partners, and ensure volunteers have the training, tools, and support they need to be the best mentors they can be! Previously, Evelyn was the Special Projects & Volunteer Coordinator at Bunker Hill Community College. She is originally from Mendota, California (the 'Cantaloupe Capital of the World'!) and is pursuing her Masters in Education Policy at Boston University.
Tanya Miller will be interning with the SCFG team through May 2021 through the University of Connecticut's Helen Gurley Brown BOLD Fellowship Program. Tanya graduated from UConn this past May as a Physiology and Neurobiology Honors Scholar. She brings an array of talents to SCFG; last summer, Tanya produced the documentary “#ILookLikeADoctor” to increase visibility of female physicians and encourage young women to pursue careers in medicine.

Read more about Tanya and Evelyn's backgrounds here. Please join us in welcoming Tanya and Evelyn our small but mighty team!
Thank you volunteers!

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped pack supply kits for our virtual clubs! This was an enormous undertaking, and we are so appreciative of the many volunteers who stepped up to assist in this effort. Check out this video of the mountain of 320 supply kitsalmost all packed and ready to go!

Special shout out to Decibel Therapeutics, who recently connected with SCFG and organized 13 volunteers to assist with packing in small, socially-distant groups. Thank you, team Decibel—we could not have done this without you!!

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About Science Club for Girls

SCFG fosters excitement, confidence and literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for girls from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs. With women making up less than 24 percent of the STEM workforce—and Black and Hispanic women at less than four percent—SCFG addresses a critical need, offering a continuum of engaging activities in STEM for K-8 girls, leadership experiences for high school girls, and adult mentoring by committed women in STEM.