PROJECT SCIENTIST

Igniting and cultivating confidence that a STEM career is attainable for any girl.

Laguna Beach, CA   |  http://www.projectscientist.org

Mission

Our mission is to expose a diverse population of young girls to a high-quality STEM academy that inspires confidence in their pursuit of learning throughout the year.

Ruling year info

2013

Founder & CEO

Sandy Marshall

Main address

P.O. Box 515

Laguna Beach, CA 92652 USA

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EIN

46-1763945

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Science, General (includes Interdisciplinary Scientific Activities) (U20)

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Project Scientist Summer STEM Academy

The Summer STEM Academy is a summer STEM camp for girls on university campuses where girls ages 4 to 12 dive deep into science, technology, engineering, and math. Immerse your daughter in STEM through exciting hands-on experiments and activities, weekly field trips to top science and technology companies, and daily interaction with female engineers and scientists. Visit www.projectscientist.org to learn more.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Women and girls

During the school year in Charlotte, Pasadena, Orange County, and St. Paul, we offer full day expeditions when schools are closed, offering parents an exciting and educational full-day option for their girls ages 4 to 12. Our popular year-round expeditions bring home the relevance of STEM to girls through getting a VIP behind-the-scenes look at companies and hearing from female STEM professionals.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Women and girls

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PROJECT SCIENTIST

Board of directors
as of 3/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Steve Hagood

Trane Technologies

Term: 2021 - 2022


Board co-chair

Julie St. John

N/A

Term: 2021 - 2022

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Stephen Jenvey

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Betsy Grider

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Chad Stephens

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

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Disability