Over the past few years, STEM has become an integral part of most conversations about our education system. This emphasis is steeped in the fact that science, technology, engineering, and math are seen as pathways to innovation—so ensuring that the next generation is well-versed in these subjects is a critical focus.
The problem is that many of these conversations also center on the fact that women are underrepresented in STEM fields. That’s where Yellow Scope comes in. Recently named finalists in the Portland Challenge Cup competition, the owners of Yellow Scope, two mothers and scientists, set out to remedy the situation.
Yellow Scope produces science kits to help get young girls interested in STEM fields. By providing the materials for out-of-the-box experiments, the company tries to shape a creative and fun environment for girls to learn about science, helping to build their interest in a field to which girls are not typically steered. The Foundation Chemistry Kit, along with lab coats, safety goggles, and more, can be found on Yellow Scope’s website.