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How Women Rock Science is Making a Difference

  • Funds from Women Rock Science seek to inspire and ignite curiosity in all children about STEAM fields and careers, but with an emphasis on young women.
  • STEAM helps kids to become problem solvers by thinking creatively and asking questions - Cranbrook’s STEAM programs are helping to create a skilled and creative workforce for tomorrow.
  • Funds raised through Women Rock Science support outreach programs delivered by Cranbrook Institute of Science to thousands of students across Michigan.

This Year, Your Support Will Mean:

  • 35,000+ students will receive STEAM outreach programs in their classrooms, either in-person or virtually.
  • 3,000 5th graders will visit the museum for STEAM programming.
  • 1,000+ hands-on science kits will be delivered to students from underserved communities.
  • 40+ high school internships at Cranbrook Institute of Science for students from underserved communities.
  • 30+ children undergoing cancer treatment will experience a private science camp experience.
  • 25+ scholarships for the Institute’s Career Boot Camp for girls.
  • 20+ staff will receive professional development in working with special needs audiences.
  • Continuation of the Women in Science speaker series.
  • New! The creation of a Women in Science exhibition.

The Past Five Years

Since 2018, Women Rock Science supporters have raised more than $1 Million dollars, and have helped:

  • Provide STEAM outreach programs to more than 175,000 students.
  • Deliver thousands of hands-on science kits to classrooms.
  • Give summer camp scholarships to more than 50 students.
  • Host hundreds of students for field trip experiences.
  • Provide transportation for underserved schools to visit the museum.
  • Launch a Women in Science speaker series.

Want to learn more about how Women Rock Science is making an impact? Check out these videos to see Women Rock Science dollars in action!

Cranbrook Institute of Science Summer Camps
Cranbrook Institute of Science Outreach Programs
Holy Redeemer Field Trip

Watch the 2020 and 2021 galas on the Institute of Science’s YouTube channel:

For more information or questions, please contact Madeline Aberle, Assistant Director of Development at MAberle@cranbrook.edu or 248.645.3576.