Project Scientist’s purpose is to cultivate STEAM confidence in marginalized and underserved girls. We partner with SciGirls to ensure that our content is delivered using strategies that appeal to girl identifying populations. These strategies include collaboration, open-ended problem solving, STEAM integration, as well as other research-based strategies. For the Teaching Institute, SciGirls focuses on best practices for lesson planning, teaching, and more during hands-on workshops.

Read the research:

Good, C., Rattan, A., & Dweck, C. S. (2012). Why do women opt out? Sense of belonging and 

women’s representation in mathematics. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(4), 700–717. 

Hughes, R., Schellinger, J., Billington, B., Britsch, B., & Santiago, A. (2020). A summary of 

effective gender equitable teaching practices in informal STEM education spaces. The Journal of STEM Outreach, 3(1). 

Voyer, D., & Voyer, S. D. (2014). Gender differences in scholastic achievement: A meta-analysis. 

Psychological Bulletin, 140(4), 1174–1204.