Sara MacSorley

celebrate diversity, promote inclusion


This list is by no means comprehensive but it is a good starting point if you want to learn more about some of the STEM fields or organizations mentioned in this book or learn more about what is out there for girls and underrepresented groups in STEM. An asterisk notes a resource that is connected to one of our featured Super Cool Scientists.


A Mighty Girl – – A collection of books, music, movies, and more resources dedicated to raising confident, smart, and brave girls. Lots of STEM suggestions.

African American Women in Physics – – The AAWIP page celebrates black women with physics degrees working in a wide variety of STEM fields. You can learn more about them and follow their blog for women in physics news.

Biomedical Engineering Society – – The BMES is the professional home for biomedical engineering and bioengineering. They serve as a forum for publications, scientific meetings, and mentor opportunities.

Black Girls Code – – BGC introduces computer coding to young girls of color through workshops and school programs. See their website for events and volunteer (even non-tech options) opportunities.

Corallia Design* – Our Super Cool Scientist and Artist, Courtney Mattison, shares her artwork and stories of how art and science can come together. Partial proceeds go toward ocean conservation efforts.

Girls Auto Clinic* – – Our Super Cool Scientist and Engineer, Patrice Banks, created the Girls Auto Clinic workshops, glove box guide, and first auto repair shop catered to women complete with beauty bar.

LabCandy* – – Our Super Cool Scientist, Olivia Pavco-Giaccia, started LabCandy to get young girls interested in science through educational kits with jeweled goggles, colorful labcoats, and interactive story books.

Latinas in STEM* – – Our Super Cool Scientist, Noramay Cadena, co-founded Latinas in STEM to empower Latinas to thrive and advance in STEM fields. Visit their website for professional development, K-12 outreach, and college student support resources. Resources for parents too!

Make in LA* – – Our Super Cool Scientist, Noramay Cadena, works with LA hardware startup companies to help local entrepreneurial leaders build solid product and business foundations through providing the facilities, mentorship, and intensive skills training.

Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success* – – Our Super Cool Scientist, Ashanti Johnson, founded MS PHD’s. They work to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in earth system science through professional development, networking, and mentoring.

Mission Blue* – – Our Super Cool Scientist, Sylvia Earle, started Mission Blue to ignite public support for the blue heart of our planet. They advocate for the creation of marine protected areas worldwide.

myFOSSIL – – The FOSSIL project aims to promote paleontology outreach, education, and collaboration through an online community of resources and support.

National Girls Collaborative Project – – The NGCP works to unite organizations around the country that encourage girls to pursue STEM. Visit their website for a program directory, events, and what’s going on in your state.

National Math + Science Initiative – – NMSI works to improve student performance in STEM by providing professional development and college readiness resources like SAT vocabulary practice.

National Museum of Mathematics (MOMATH) – – Lots of hands-on exhibits, galleries, and programs about the wonders of mathematics.

National Society of Black Physicists – – The NSBP promotes the professional well-being and success of African American physicists and physics students. See their website for job boards, conference information, and more.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs – – The NSHMBA has a range of programs and services for networking, job opportunities, and events including an annual conference.

National Society of Hispanic Physicists – – NSHP celebrates Hispanic physicists and supports their professional work. Visit the website for meetings, publications, career services, and more.

Real Impact Center Inc. – – Various education programs for girls in STEM.

Society of Hispanic Engineers – – The SHPE offers events, programs, scholarships, and more for K-12, college students, and professionals. Visit their website for more information.

Society of Women Engineers* – – Our Super Cool Scientist, Jessica Rannow, is super involved with the SWE. They provide scholarships, K-12 outreach opportunities, and networking for women engineers worldwide. Visit their website for more information, a career portal, a magazine, and more.

Texas Instruments Education – – TI supports STEM education. Resources include test prep tools, lessons, and the “STEM behind” series that explores the topics in things like sports, movies, and health.

The Urban Scientist* – – Our Super Cool Scientist, Danielle N. Lee, blogs about her research and outreach initiatives.

Vi Hart’s YouTube Channel – – Fun math-themed videos by Vi Hart, daughter of George Hart who makes famous mathematical and geometrical sculptures.


Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science and the WorldBy: Rachel Swaby

Hidden FiguresBy: Margot Lee Shetterly

Lab GirlBy: Hope Jahren

Pink Boots and a Machete*; By: Mireya Mayor, Ph.D.

Women’s Adventures in Science Collection via National Academies Press

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the WorldBy: Rachel Ignotofsky



Femmes of STEM* – – Our Super Cool Scientist, Michelle Barboza, hosts the Femmes of STEM podcast highlighting historical women in science with special STEM guests from today.

PhDivas Podcast* – – Our Super Cool Scientist, Liz Wayne, and Super Cool Humanities counterpart, Xine Yao, talk about academia, culture, and social justice in this podcast that recognizes and supports women in higher education.