Challenge Match Update
We are over halfway to our goal of matching the $100,000 grant from the Noyce Legacy Fund! Many individual donations and a generous gift of $25,000 from an anonymous donor through the Women’s Foundation of Boston have propelled us to being over 60% to our goal. Please donate today and have your donation doubled through this Challenge Match. Your contribution is critical for us to continue to provide free STEM programming to girls in underrepresented communities in Cambridge, Boston and Somerville.
Thank you for your support!

"We are extremely grateful for the strong and continuing support from Women’s Foundation of Boston. Their important work produces a multiplier effect for organizations focused on girls and women and has provided critical resources for us to carry out our mission."
Bonnie Bertolaet, Executive Director
Meet Hannah Weinstock
SCFG's New Program Manager
Hannah will be managing our program expansion to Boston and Somerville. Stay tuned for more details...

Hannah is excited to start her journey as Program Manager! Prior to this role, she worked as a middle school STEM educator in Chelsea, MA where she created and taught classes in Computer Science, Technology and Engineering, 8th grade Physical Science, 5th grade General Science, and 6th grade Earth Science. Hannah is passionate about exposing girls to the diverse fields and opportunities in STEM and encouraging them to make continuous connections between the classroom and their everyday experiences.

Hannah received her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University where she worked in a Social Psychology laboratory focused on identifying and mitigating stereotype threats among students of color.
Welcome new Board Member Sharon M. Walker, Ph.D., J.D.
Sharon is a Patent Attorney at Translate Bio, Inc., a clinical-stage mRNA therapeutics company in Lexington, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Translate Bio, Dr. Walker worked at Partners HealthCare Innovation, in private legal practice, and as a research scientist in the US and in Switzerland. Dr. Walker received a B.A. in Chemistry from Bowdoin College, a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from The University of California, San Francisco, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Dr. Walker was born and raised in the South End of Boston. She is committed to championing for girls and women from underrepresented communities for inclusion in the STEM professions.
"We are thrilled to welcome Sharon Walker to the Board of Directors with her vast professional expertise in chemistry and patent law. Her passion for our mission comes through when she talks about wishing she had access to programs like ours as a young girl growing up in Boston." 
Karen Page, Board Chair

Fall 2019 Program Registration and Mentor Recruitment
Stay tuned – program registration will occur at the beginning of September.

Mentor recruitment for Cambridge, Somerville and Boston happening now! Click here to sign up
One of our long-time partners, Dell Technologies, provided our Junior Mentors with the wonderful opportunity to be externs this summer at their headquarters in Hopkinton.
Two of our Junior Mentors, Crystal Chau (pictured) and Shruthi Sivasubramanian, participated in the month-long Career and Diversity Immersion program with seven other young women from Girls Inc. of Worcester, discovering career opportunities and product development in STEM.
In Crystal’s final presentation, she shared her favorite topics she explored in the program – artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science/visualization.
About Science Club for Girls
SCFG fosters excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 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.