STEM Scholarships Available to Charlotte-Area Girls For Unique Virtual After-School Club

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Project Scientist, a Charlotte non-profit known for its one-of-a-kind summer STEM academies for girls, is launching a virtual after-school club open to girls ages 4 to 12.

The Project Scientist STEM Club will give girls an after-school program that connects them to other girls who love science, technology, math and engineering.  Every Wednesday afternoon, Project Scientist certified teachers will lead girls in STEM learning and hands-on science. Girls will be divided into smaller age groups for personal attention and maximum fun. Each girl will receive a STEM kit in the mail with all the supplies to conduct experiments at home that month.

Many schools have dropped hands-on science this semester as classes have shifted online.  The club is designed to give girls all the fun and learning of hands-on science while building their confidence that they can pursue any STEM career they desire. All teaching and kits will be aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.

The Project Scientist STEM Club costs $250 for 2 months. Register by September 30 at www.projectscientist.org. The Club starts Wednesday, October 14.

Project Scientist serves students from low-resourced households. Financial aid is available for the Project Scientist STEM Club for girls who receive free or reduced-price lunch at school. Find out more at https://projectscientist.org/stem-club or by emailing rebecca@projectscientist.org. We anticipate that up to 50% of our students will be on scholarship.

Each week will explore a different theme.  Themes include what it takes to propel objects from point A to point B through the science of elastic energy, and discovering how sound works by building your own musical instruments.

The new virtual STEM club builds upon Project Scientist’s successful virtual summer camps in 2020, which brought together more than 600 girls from across the U.S.  “They were able to interact and teach these girls in a completely virtual environment,” said one dad in a review. “They made it so the girls were really able to ask questions and feel involved.”

This new extracurricular activity from Project Scientist is made possible through generous sponsors.  They are dedicated to helping Project Scientist change the world’s view of who a scientist is and what a scientist does. These strategic partners are joining us to transform the face of STEM by nurturing today’s future scientists, who will lead the world in solving tomorrow’s greatest challenges.

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