2021 Annual Report: Advocate Program

2021 Annual Report: The Advocate program

The Society named 66 educators to serve in the Advocate Program in the 2021–2022 school year. Throughout their one-year terms, Advocates encourage at least three to five students whose race or ethnicity is historically underrepresented in STEM to undertake science and engineering research, and help them enter their projects in competitions. To date, Advocates have supported more than 4,000 students through the life of the program; of these, 3,076 students have successfully competed in at least one science research competition.

Meet the 2021–2022 Advocates

This year, the Advocates were from 31 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and included 23 middle school teachers, three teachers who work with both middle and high school students, 29 high school teachers, six educators affiliated with universities and five out-of-school educators.

Meet the Advocates

Advocate Stories from the Society Blog

Why I Give

Supporting Scientific Exploration

“I’ve known of Society for Science since I was 12 years old, getting Things of Science in blue boxes and doing all the experiments. The Society still does crucially valuable work. I give to Society for Science in support of science literacy and science education outreach in underserved communities.”

Virginia Steel
Catalyst Circle Donor

Virginia lives in a Bedford, Mass., retirement community where she edits a weekly newsletter and presents monthly nature education programs.

Sustaining Research Outside the Classroom

Other Outreach & Equity Programs