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Math-Science-Leadership Program

We believe that every student deserves a chance to become a leader in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The UW Tacoma Math-Science-Leadership Program (MSL) empowers students in grades 7 through 12 with the preparation and skills they need to bridge the 64% gap between available positions in STEM fields and the U.S. workforce that is prepared to fill those jobs.  A team of UW Tacoma staff, program alumni, and families have come together for the next 30 days to support this campaign for the 2014-15 MSL Program.

MSL brings together 120 youth with students and faculty from UW Tacoma for community-building monthly events throughout the school year and an engaging three-week summer program. MSL develops supportive cohorts that build positive science-linked identities, academic strength, and leadership skills over a six year period. 

94% of the youth we serve are underrepresented in the sciences (they qualify for free or reduced lunch, are potential first-generation college students, are racial and ethnic minorities, or are female).  This program is free for students and we are seeking donations to provide innovative STEM experiences for young people from underserved communities. Donations provide our students with: healthy food, STEM-related field trips and field research, and lab and classroom materials.   100% of your gift goes directly to the program!

The Math-Science-Leadership Program provides a supportive community and is a gateway for students to access college and STEM careers. The S.T.E.M. 4 All campaign champions are excited to support MSL because we have been a part of the program. MSL has helped students grow, prepared them for higher education, and helped them become better leaders in their communities.

There are very few options for low-income families to access high-quality STEM summer learning experiences in the South Puget Sound region.  You can support our youth by sharing our story with family and friends on social media, or by making a donation!  We have several levels of gifts you can support when you choose from the list on the right side of this page, showing examples of the kind of impact your gift will have. Your gift at any level helps our students!  By supporting our campaign, you can help ensure that diverse, bright local youth will spend the summer expanding their horizons and developing leadership skills that will build a better future for our communities, our state, and our world.

To learn more about what your gifts will support, check out what our students did last year, and read below about what past participants have said about MSL.

MSL Students 
"I learned a lot about the kinds of research that goes into real scientific inquiries. I didn't know much about them before this."

"I learned that science is enjoyable."

"I am better at doing math, science, and leadership things than I thought."

"I have so many options ahead of me. I can make my future anything I want."

MSL Parent
“I really need to give you a "thank you" gift!  (My daughter) has taken your lessons and joined the "robotics club" at her brand new school! Even as her friends have advised her that it is "not cool" she doesn't care what they say and is so excited! That was you guys at MSL! Not only did she get excited about Robotics, she has the confidence to stand up for it and she even convinced one of the high school kids to join explaining that it is a fun direction toward a scholarship. Thank you so much!”







Your support has made a huge impact! 

  Published on Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014 at 08:44 PM (PST)
Thanks to your generous support, we have met and exceeded our goal of $10,000!!!

I wanted to work with the Math-Science-Leadership Program because I believe that every child has the potential to become a great community leader through science.  I have been working for the last week with our incredible group of 2014 MSL instructors, getting ready for a wonderful summer of science. We met some of the students and families at our program open house on Tuesday and we can't wait to get started on July 7th!


During our workshop we've been actively watching the campaign, because many of the activities and experiences that our instructors wanted to provide were dependent on reaching our goal.  There were cheers and clapping this morning when we realized we had met our goal!  You made this possible, and I cannot thank you enough. 

"Like" us on Facebook to see the impact that your support will have on our students!

We will be continuing to accept donations through midnight tonight, and additional funds raised will still go directly to the program.

Thank you for investing in our students!

Best,
Amanda Bruner
Director, Student Transition Programs
University of Washington Tacoma


One Day Left 

  Published on Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014 at 03:15 PM (PST)
We have one day left. But guess what? We have exceeded our goal! This is fantastic! Your gifts will make such a difference to the program. Thank you!

If you can, you can use this last day to continue to help exceed our goal.

Thank you!

MSL as a Gateway 

  Published on Friday, Jun. 20, 2014 at 04:08 AM (PST)
   The Math-Science-Leadership Program provides many opportunities to the students. It can be considered a gateway to college and even future careers. The students learn about different fields of STEM, meet professionals and college students, and spend time at the University of Washington Tacoma. They get the chance to spend time on a college campus and discover new connections for later in life.

    I myself, Sabrina, an intern of the program, will be attending UWT in the fall and studying Environmental Sciences. The twelfth graders studied water pollution in the 2014 year during the summer, which is part of what spurred me to go into the major that I am.

    I hope that the MSL Program inspires as many kids the way that it did for me during the coming year and for years to come.

Almost there! 10 days left! 

  Published on Friday, Jun. 20, 2014 at 02:48 PM (PST)
We're getting close to the end of our campaign! Thank you for all of your support - we are so close to reaching our goal!! Please keep sharing our campaign and story with your friends! If you know of an organization that might be willing to post our story on their social media page, please send their name to one of our team members so we can reach out to them.

Thank you for being part of our success!




MSL Perspectives 

  Published on Friday, Jun. 13, 2014 at 04:07 AM (PST)
Student - (Janelle Talley)
    The MSL program isn't only a three week program but a year long program that combines the summer feeling of family into 10 monthly events over the school year. The monthly connection events, to me, are an extension of the program; still providing the same hands on experience and friendly environment as the summer program. I enjoy going every month! I learn something new in the STEM field while laughing and creating memories with my friends. The impact that the program has had on me further strengthens my own desire to go into a career in STEM! 


Leader - (Tiffany Castro)
    Though most dread going to work on Saturdays, I absolutely love our Monthly Connection Events. Getting the opportunity to work with such a diverse group of students is certainly the highlight of my job. I did not have the opportunity to work with the MSL program last year so I am very thankful for the Monthly Connections as they created a platform for me to get to know our students in a relaxed and fun environment. What amazes me the most is that though I am here to help the students become leaders, they teach me more about leadership that I could have ever imagined. I enjoy each moment I get to share with the MSL students and share an exchange of encouragement. MSL students ROCK! They dream big and laugh loud and I couldn't ask for anything more!
 
    BE INSPIRED!

For more Monthly Connections info, click here: http://mslinterns.wix.com/mslblog#!2013-2014-monthly-connections/c4ok

Half Way There!  

  Published on Monday, Jun. 9, 2014 at 04:46 AM (PST)
Good evening,


(Above) Here is how students learn through MSL, help share about our STEM 4 ALL campaign to support fun learning adventures such as this!

 Today, we hit 53%! Thank you all so much for your fantastic support! We are at halfway point now and we need to start thinking outside the box on how to spread the word. We can use pictures, videos, banners, and any other creative ways to get people to see us. Please let us know if you make any ideas or materials we can use and send it to the interns' email, msl.interns@gmail.com! Our program is also featured on UWT's homepage here under news http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/ so please check it out!

P.S Get the word out about our amazing campaign by sharing this tumblr post here http://sabrinabrentin.tumblr.com/post/88344649408/hey-my-name-is-sabrina-and-i-am-an-intern-at-the







Thank you from the MSL interns! 

  Published on Friday, Jun. 6, 2014 at 03:16 PM (PST)
Wow! We are so blown away by the response of our community! Thank you for helping us inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers! Please share this video on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or wherever you are online and help us keep up the excitement about STEM 4 All!




The Fifth Day 

  Published on Saturday, May. 31, 2014 at 02:10 AM (PST)
Hello everyone!
    Today, May 31, we have hit 36% of our goal! That's amazing! It's thanks to you that we are doing so well! We are very excited about this campaign and from the responses, we can see that you are, too! We had a lot of fun preparing this campaign, including filming the video, a couple of short weeks of training, our very own Cisco editing the video, and setting up the launch. We are very grateful for those of you who have helped us and we hope for a wonderful summer!

Please help us keep the momentum going by sharing with your friends and family why you're supporting our cause via email and social media!



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23 supporters have chosen not to be listed for "S.T.E.M. 4 All: Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers".

Make an Impact

Good Start

Give $5

Give a student a healthy breakfast to energize their mind and get them ready to learn.

Young Scientists

Give $25

Give a student lab equipment so they can collect and analyze soil, air, water and wildlife in our community.

Young Engineers

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Give a student access to hardware, software and networks they'll use to make her own video games, build their own robots and learn about cybersecurity.

Food for Thought

Give $100

Give lunch to a whole class of 14 hungry students. Eating lunch together builds community and fuels hard-working brains.

Leading the Way

Give $250

Give 12 students tickets for a STEM-related field trip, providing hands-on experiences they'll remember for a lifetime.

Learning Abroad

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Give the cost of chartering a bus and hiring a driver! You'll get our students out of the classroom and into the field for an exciting STEM learning opportunity.

Graduation Day

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Underwrite the cost of making the MSL Graduation a truly memorable event. Students share their research and design solutions with 400 attendees, and families celebrate the success of our MSL scholars.