Our Mission

Amazing Girls Science seeks to ignite girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields of study. At the same time, the activities help girls build core life skills, such as self-confidence, self-esteem, curiosity, problem-solving and positive risk-taking.

Our programs engage girls in elementary and middle school in creative, fun, hands-on STEM activities to:

  • Demystify STEM and counteract negative cultural messages and stereotypes
  • Encourage girls to consider STEM training and careers
  – Provide role models who teach girls to aim higher
  • Increase girls’ self confidence, self-esteem, teamwork skills, and communication abilities

Girls engaged in STEM studies can become the innovative and creative thinkers needed to meet 21st Century challenges.

Amazing Girls Science was created by Dr. Cynthia Burnett, the founder of Saturday Academy, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit public charity. Its goal is to empower girls.

Why STEM?

Did you know that:

  • The number of tech jobs is increasing while the amount of tech talent is decreasing?
  • Half the U.S population is female. Yet only 14% of computer science undergrads are female. The math doesn’t add up.
  • Women today represent 12% of all computer science graduates. In 1984, they represented 37%.
  • Women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields.
  • By 2020, the US Department of Labor predicts that 1.4 million jobs will be created in the computing related fields, but U.S. graduates are only on pace to filling 29% of them.
  • At current rates, women educated in the US will fill just 3% of computing jobs. To reach gender parity by 2020, women must fill half of these positions, or 700,000 computing jobs?

Why Girls?

Starting in middle school, girls are less likely to choose elective courses in math and science. This is especially true for low-income or disadvantaged girls and girls who are learning English as a new language. Engaging these young girls in STEM activities will increase awareness and help make a difference at this critical time.

Amazing Girls Science is stepping forward to meet these challenges.

Initiatives in development include:

  • Annual Science Conference for girls 9-14
  • Discover Engineering Event
  • Robotics Programs
  • Technovation Entreprenneurship program
  • Coding
  • Tech summer Camp

We inspire girls to be the next generation of inventors and innovators with fun, engaging and exciting activities.