If you are an individual, a representative of a corporation, or a funding organization, we need your help.
- Make a financial donation
- Share your expertise with the girls: Volunteer to be a mentor
- Donate materials and supplies
- Help us develop our organization. Join our boards or committees
- Help us keep up with administrative tasks, updating our website and editing our newsletter
Below are warm thank you messages from Cool Girls Science and Art Club to some of those who support our program.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
First of all, we thank the girls who started our program: SIONNA, ASHLEY, RUTHIE, ELLA, RILEY and ANANYA…and all those who continue to bring their enthusiasm and intelligence to club meetings.
Secondly, we thank the scores of STEAM mentors who have shared their passion and skill with these eager children. You will see many of their photos and stories throughout our site. Among them have been these kind people:
AUGUST ALLAN, photographer
DR. STACY BLUM, veterinarian
DR. STEPHANIE CHASTEEN, physicist
MICHELLE CHRISTENSON, engineer
DR. LAUREN COSTANTINI, neuroscientist
REBECCA CRANE, sociologist
MARGARET EMERSON, ecopsychologist
CAM FRASER, builder
JENNIFER FRASER, botanist
DR. DEBORAH FRYER, filmmaker
MARY GOLDEN, science writer
NICOLE GLAROS, TechStars entrepreneur
DR. HEATHER ISAACSON, pediatrician
KAREN KEHN, software engineer
DR. ARLENE LAING, meteorologist
DR. PEGGY LEMONE, meteorologist
MICHAEL LYNCH, software entrepreneur
PAT MANKA, artist
LAURA DENMAN McCALL, artist
DR. SAMANTHA MESSIER, entomologist
CINDY NOEL, artist and educator
DANA ROGERS, photographer
LEONARD SITONGIA, astronomer
BILL STEPHENS, product designer
DR. JEFF TAYLOR, physicist
DR. JUNHONG WANG, meteorologist
MAGDALENA WELLS, craft teacher and translator
DR. MEREDITH WILLS-DAVEY, astrophysicist
DR. TAL YARKONI, neuroscientist
GLORIA WADZINSKI and DIANE ZIMMERMAN have played a huge part in creating this new website, as has JULIE POPPEN and LISA DICKSTEEN in working on our newsletter. Consultant PAM BERNAL‘s advice on our strategic plan and organizational development has been invaluable. Grandparent and Egyptologist LORRAINE TARTASKY has inspired the girls to explore geology and archeology. We are grateful for the support and assistance of many other parents as well.
These members of our Board of Directors and Committee Chairs have sustained the organization since 2010:
The expertise of our Council of Advisors has helped set our course:
MARINA LaGRAVE, CLACE
DR. MARGARET LEMONE, National Center for Atmospheric Research
LAURA DENMAN McCALL, Artist
DR. SAMANTHA MESSIER, Science Director, Boulder Valley School District
DR. ALEX REPENNING, University of Colorado Department of Computer Science and Center of LifeLong Learning and Design
DR. JIELUN SUN, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Our hosts at CREST VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Boulder, Colorado have made it possible for us to serve Cool Girls after school and other children during the school day since 2005. We are particularly grateful to Principal NED LEVINE and teachers RENEE CERNY, MARY COX and ERIN MAXWELL.
We especially appreciate the donation of scholarships and the efforts on our strategic plan by LAURA AND ANDREAS LEE, and scholarship funding from the NATIONAL GIRLS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT and THE NOYCE FOUNDATION. Board of Directors members SHANNON GOLDEN-SCHUBERT, DR. LAUREN C. COSTANTINI, and MARY GOLDEN have also made generous contributions to support our programs.