You're invited!

Register today for our 2021 VIRTUAL Catalyst Awards happening on Thursday, April 8th at 6:00PM! You'll hear from girls and their mentors, get a glimpse at our clubs 'in action', enjoy hearing a conversation with our Catalyst Awardees, and have an opportunity to network with other members of our community.

Thank you to our sponsors Comcast, Latham & Watkins, Foundation Medicine, Dell Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Proskauer, Pegasystems and Roux Associates for their generous support!
Mentor training was a success!

At the end of January, 12 new volunteer Mentors and 3 new Junior Mentors learned the “Nurtured Heart Approach”, focusing on social-emotional support in addition to teaching STEM subjects to girls in Science Clubs. One mentor shared, "I’m looking forward to meeting the scientists!".

Science Club would not be possible without our 70+ dedicated STEM mentors, who commit to volunteering 2 hours per week for the 8 week semester to lead our clubs. Thank you to our amazing mentors and programming team!
VIRTUAL Spring Clubs have begun!

This Tuesday was the first day of Science Clubs for the Spring Semester! We're excited to have over 70 mentors guiding more than 250 girls through a Planet Earth exploration curriculum. 200 girls are returning from the fall Science Clubs and 74% of girls are underrepresented in STEM fields by race, family income, or first-generation college bound. For the next eight weeks, young scientists will learn about energy, biomes, recycling, and so much more! This week, the girls’ learning focused on the different layers of Earth.
Supporter Spotlight

A huge thank you to Bristol Myers Squibb for sponsoring a Science Club for the ‘20-’21 school year! We’re so grateful for BMS’s support—which funds all aspects of running a Science Club for one year, including staff time, supplies, mentor training, and more. Each virtual club engages between 8-10 girls, who are taught and supported by 1-2 Junior Mentors and 2 adult volunteer mentors.

 Check out this video of girls in our virtual fall clubs, sharing their favorite experiments and a special message to their mentors. We can’t wait to welcome young scientists back to Science Club this week!
Voices with Pebbles Interview featuring Dr. Bertolaet

On Sunday, February 7th, celebrated radio host Pebbles of VOICES with Pebbles on Hot 96.9 interviewed SCFG Executive Director Bonnie Bertolaet. VOICES with Pebbles is a radio show and podcast highlighting creative, inspiring people including storytellers, activists, entertainers, creatives and everyday people changing the world in their own way. 

Click here to listen to the conversation between Bonnie and Pebbles to hear their perspectives on gender disparities in STEM, tools to help girls grow their confidence, effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more. 

CityLine Interview with Karen Holmes Ward

On Sunday, January 31st, Karen Holmes Ward from WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston's CityLine interviewed two members of the Science Club community: Alejandra Carvajal and Kaelyn Brown. Alejandra is the Governance Chair on Science Club for Girls' Board of Directors and Chief Legal Officer for Momenta Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, and Kaelyn is a former participant, current mentor, and Co-director of Science Club for Girls' Harvard Mentor chapter. She is currently a senior at Harvard University concentrating in Neuroscience. Click here to view the interview featuring two amazing members of our Science Club Community!
Girls Pick-up Supplies for VIRTUAL Spring Clubs

Over the past month, SCFG staff and volunteers have been busy organizing, packing, and distributing over 350 STEM kits. Thank you to our amazing programming team—Cristina, Hannah, Evelyn, and Carla—along with our dedicated volunteers and generous funding partners for making this effort possible.

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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.