Those who agreement an bulk for a allotment of accouterment will additionally be subscribed to “ATOMIC Squad,” an online association area girls can apprentice added about the elements and appoint in annual video question-and-answer sessions with women beyond the apple who assignment in assorted STEM fields, Phingbodhipakkiya said.
Among scientists appointed to participate in the video chats are an ecology scientist who explores how baptize can be acclimated as activity and a technologist alive to actualize solutions for women in underprivileged societies.
“I don't appetite to absolute adolescent women to cerebration that a career in STEM agency actuality in a lab,” Phingbodhipakkiya said. “That’s not true. There are so abounding means to accomplish an appulse with a amount in STEM, so giving them that across and abyss with women in STEM is important.”
The girls will additionally be arrive to accompany a clandestine Facebook accumulation area they can affix with others and allotment resources. Phingbodhipakkiya affairs to action added rewards, such as annual abstracts girls can conduct with their friends. Each agreement would accommodate an annual of the science abaft it, as able-bodied as three invitations for a “science sleepover” that girls can accord to their friends.
The abstracts aren't so abundant about artlessly giving girls article to do, but are added about allowance them affix with their own tribe, Phingbodhipakkiya said.
“Personally, growing up, I admired science and I did abstracts at home,” she said, “but I did them with my mom because I didn’t accept a air-conditioned and contemporary way to do it with my friends.”
Phingbodhipakkiya auspiciously met her fundraising ambition beneath than a anniversary afterwards ablution her campaign, which runs through Dec. 7. Excess funds will be acclimated to authorize “ATOMIC clubs,” after-school programs in schools confined low-income neighborhoods, Phingbodhipakkiya said.
Her eyes for the programs accommodate agreeable bounded scientists to allocution to average academy acceptance about their jobs, screening films and shows created by women in science, and accepting girls advise abstracts they conduct to adolescent kids to acquiesce them to bigger accept the actual they're learning.
For adolescent girls who may not be able to allow ATOMIC by Design, Phingbodhipakkiya created a chargeless online ability alleged “ATOMIC Explorer,” which allows users to bash through agenda advice cards about diminutive elements. The elements are embodied as women so that girls can alpha to see themselves in science, Phingbodhipakkiya added.
While women annual for about bisected of the U.S. workforce in 2011, alone 26 percent assignment in STEM fields, according to a 2013 address by the U.S. Census.
“I anticipate a huge allotment of why science doesn’t address [to girls] is because of the aforementioned acumen why I started 'Beyond Curie' — because best of the images we see out there are of guys and men accomplishing science, men afterwards in science,” she said. “But I anticipate in adjustment for empowerment to happen, there has to be self-actualization. And the achievement is to do that with this project.”
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