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Galactic Polymath (GP) is an education studio. We help scientists, nonprofits, and sustainable companies achieve outreach at scale by translating complex, cutting-edge research into mind-blowing lessons for grades 5+.
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Despite being a renowned center of learning, students in Boston public schools are struggling – especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. In the 2017 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) standardized achievement test, 87 percent of Boston Public School 8th graders failed to score “proficient” in science, technology, and engineering. This can impact their futures, as eighth grade is when students make course selections for high school that will chart their future career path. Our goal is to present engaging STEM opportunities to 10,000 Boston middle school students by 2022.
At AstraFemina, we know how powerful women can be in science, technology, engineering, and math because we ARE those women. We are a collective of prominent leaders – including astronauts, academic professionals, and industry innovators – who have made a significant difference in the world because we chose the excitement, challenge, and opportunities available in the many fields of STEM. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our mission is simple but powerful – to open more girls’ minds to joining our ranks and soaring to new heights. Our current goal is to reach 10,000 girls and young women by the end of each year.
Women Supporting Women in the Sciences (WS2)
Women Supporting Women in the Sciences (WS2) is an international initiative unifying and supporting graduate and professional-level women and allies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while providing outreach to elementary and secondary level students. WS2's roots can be traced to 2016, when the co-founders met at the Joint Undertaking for an African Materials Institute (JUAMI) in Arusha, Tanzania. Our previous venture involved the development of professional development workshops intended to empower university women and promote STEM careers. Moving forward, WS2 will form international teams that will design and distribute low-cost physics and materials science lab kits relevant to elementary and secondary school students across the world.
Rosie Riveters is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization built on the premise that innovation is cultivated where experimentation is encouraged; that failure is not in conflict with success, but a necessary and crucial part of it. Founded in 2015, Rosie Riveters' goal is to close the gender gap in STEM; in 2019 women made up only 27% of the science and engineering workforce in the U.S. Our innovative STEM curriculum works toward achieving gender equity in the field by engaging preschool to middle school girls in programs that build participants' critical thinking, problem solving skills, and overall confidence in STEM via productive struggle.