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Inspiring Exploration. Recognizing Achievement.

Women Rock Science is a women-led fundraising event that aims to celebrate women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and ignite curiosity in children. Proceeds from the event will help bring more STEAM programming, delivered by Cranbrook Institute of Science educators, to Pre-K-12 students in underserved communities throughout Michigan, including Detroit, Pontiac, Flint, Southfield, and others.

Event Details

Women Rock Science
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
6:00 – 9:00pm
Cranbrook Institute of Science

Event Emcee

Linda H. Gillum, PhD
Chair, Board of Trustees
Cranbrook Educational Community

What to Expect at the Event

  • Honoree awards and remarks
  • Participate in hands-on science activities
  • Learn more about the impact of Women Rock Science during a brief formal program
  • View a show in the Acheson Planetarium
  • Access to the museum’s exhibits 
  • Hors d’oeuvres & STEAM-themed cocktails

Why Women Rock Science?

  • Despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women are still vastly underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce. (census.gov).
  • Women only make up 24% of STEM workers in the United States, 14% of the country’s engineers, and 27% of computer science professionals (Women’s Congressional Policy Institute).
  • With the addition of arts and creative programs, Cranbrook Institute of Science’s STEAM initiatives seek to close this gap by inspiring all children to pursue STEAM careers but with an emphasis on young women.
  • STEAM gives kids the tools they need to become problem solvers, creative thinkers, and successful innovators. .

Since 2018, Women Rock Science has raised over $1 Million dollars towards STEAM education! These dollars directly support the Institute’s many STEAM outreach programs to students in underserved communities across Michigan.

Event Leadership

2023 Co-Chairs
Lipsa Sheth
Pauline Stamper
Linzie Venegas

Honorary Co-Chairs
Adele Acheson
Kelle Ilitch
Kim Reuss

For more information or questions, please contact Katja Thomakos, CFRE, Director of Development at kthomakos@cranbrook.edu or 248.645.3220.