Education & Mentoring of Women in the Sciences

Goal: $ 25000

No of Donation: 6

 

 

Goal: $ 25000
Amount Raised: $ 1425
Remaining : $ 23575
No of Donation : 6
Category : Education
Url : http://www.petitfamilyfoundation.org
Contact Number : 860-479-1436
Address : PO Box 310
State : Plainville
City : CT
Country : US
Zipcode : 06062

Challenge

Young girls keep up with boys in the sciences-math, biology, ecology, etc. until approximately middle school when many lose interest and shift to other areas. As more than 50% of the students in our colleges are young women, this problem will be exacerbated unless we can have an impact at a younger age. We need more female scientists in the areas of mathematics, engineering, chemistry, physics, technology and other areas.

Solution

The Petit Family Foundation honors the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Elizabeth Petit, and Michaela Rose Petit by continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives. The Foundation's funds are given to foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illnesses; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.
There is a shortage of women in the sciences in America. As more than 50% of the students in secondary education are women, we need to increase their interest in and keep them focused on the sciences beginning in the middle school years.

Long-Term Impact

We hope that long term we will have sufficient people in the sciences to help our industries succeed, whether it be in bio-medical research, bio-medical engineering, technology for the environment, developing new chemicals for medications or use in agriculture or in other areas of technology

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