Science is the key to the future - it gives us the tools to explore our world and discover new ones. With so many opportunities in science, math and technology available today, kids are absorbing those subjects with their dreams of their future careers in mind -- from biology to physics to computer science. Blue Moon Box inspires girls and boys to explore their scientific side.
There are a lot of issues in science and engineering fields that discourage kids - and especially girls- from pursuing careers in science. A big one? Stereotypes. Societal stereotypes that are only encouraged by false portrays of scientists in the media are all too prevalent. And they have big consequences.
Kids feel intimidated. They have this idea in their head of what a scientist looks like and they feel that they don't belong. They couldn't be farther from the truth. We want to give girls and boys the tools to become scientists and to engage with amazing and interactive science before they're even aware that damaging societal stereotypes exist.
We aim to encourage kids to become the scientists and engineers of the future - and we believe that hands-on science learning is the best way for them to engage with science at an early age.
Sara Sakowitz is the CEO and Founder of Blue Moon Box.
Sara was recently named to Crains New York's 20 Under 20 List. She was named one of the 10 Under 20 by Consumer Electronics Week and the NYC Economic Development Committee.
Sara spends much of her time in the cancer research lab. She was a 2014 Intel Science Talent Search National Finalist and the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 1st Prize Grand Award Winner. She was the National Winner of the Google and Ellen Degeneres Made With Code Prize.
Sara has been featured by a variety of media outlets, including the Huffington Post, Business Insider, Metro News, and Good Morning America. She is a current student at Columbia University, where she is the President of the Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs.