From: "Reinhardt, Peter" <peter.reinhardt**At_Symbol_Here**YALE.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] LabCandy making PPE and science fun for girls
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 14:07:10 +0000
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, a Yale undergraduate, has a mission: to cultivate young girls’ interest in science by showing them that the field has room for them. Although women constitute about 58% of the U.S. workforce, they hold less than 25% of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs. One problem is the persistent stereotype of scientists as nerdy, old guys in white lab coats. That doesn’t appeal to a young girl. LabCandy attacks this stereotype directly, allowing girls to change what they think a scientist is supposed to look like, by using brightly colored lab coats, fun goggles and other products. LabCandy’s Kickstarter campaign starts August 19th – so that every young girl can picture herself to grow up to be a scientist.
Check it out!
Pete Reinhardt, Yale EHS
Exciting Summer Updates from LabCandy!
Summer Break? Not for LabCandy!
We have lots of exciting updates!
Here atLabCandy, we have been hard at work laying the groundwork to take our venture to the next level.
On August 19, we will be launching a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, an online crowd-funding platform. If we meet our goal, we will be able to begin manufacturing.
How can you help? Signup for updates and spread the word to friends and family! You can also follow us on our newFacebook and Twitter accounts for regular updates on our progress.
Thank you so much for all of your support to help us get to this point! We’re excited to take these next steps toward making LabCandy’s mission become a reality.
Olivia & the LabCandy Team
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