Girls and Cubes
One of the primary barriers to girls pursuing STEM majors in college and ultimately selecting STEM careers is being engaged in hands-on, inquiry-based educational activities in high school.
Girls and Cubes (founded by Dr. Alleyne) gives female high school students from undeserved and underrepresented communities, the opportunity to design, build, test and launch into space, cube satellites or cubesats as they are commonly known. These cubesats will be functional and have the capability to house payloads that serve to image the Earth or measure and record scientific space data.
Being a part of this project, girls will acquire knowledge and skills in computer science, mathematics, engineering and natrual sciences such as physics - all at a level that will prepare them to take on college-level STEM majors.