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prize [May. 3rd, 2016|09:37 pm]
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Hey, I won a prize! The "Breakthrough Prize" -- which I had never heard of before, but which is being touted as some kind of new Nobel Prize -- was just awarded to the three inventors of LIGO and the 1000 authors of the discovery paper. My share of the prize is approx $2000.

I want to donate it... Who would be a worthy and impactful recipient? Something about STEM education.
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[User Picture]From: bluepapercup
2016-05-04 03:52 pm (UTC)
OMG!! Congrats! And also, YAY for donating it, that's awesome.

I recommend the Summer Science Program. http://www.summerscience.org/

A woman I know via a professional group has this to say about SSP: "$2,000 is a fair chunk of sponsoring a student to attend, or about half of an entire summer of bringing in guest speakers! It's an observational astronomy program, hits gender parity in students, and is working on increasing other forms of diversity. (I'm an alumna, former guest speaker, now on Board of Trustees.)"

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[User Picture]From: bluepapercup
2016-05-04 04:00 pm (UTC)
From Dr. Kimberly Tanner at SFSU (who I know personally, and is an amazing STEM advocate in the Bay Area):

SEPAL service-learning SPIKE Program, which brings SFSU undergraduate science students into partnerships with local, public K-8 teachers and their students.
http://www.sfsusepal.org/programs/spike/

Community Resources in Science, Berkeley
http://www.crscience.org

Project Astro
https://www.astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/sf-bay-area-project-astro/

I've posed the question to an online group of women in STEM that I belong to, and I'll update this comment with their suggestions as they come in.

Girls on Ice
http://girlsonice.org/

Water Girls
http://iutahwatergirls.weebly.com/

Edited at 2016-05-04 06:48 pm (UTC)
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