In just 2 years our team delivered over 225 presentations at 12 schools
reaching over 5,000 students.
Boundless Brilliance utilizes a college chapter model enabling the simultaneous empowerment of elementary school students and our college student volunteers.
Beginning at age six, the elementary school students are told directly that
they are brilliant and their potential is boundless.
Thus, they are empowered to believe in their abilities and are exposed to a hands-on science experiment.
Additionally, Boundless Brilliance provides a platform for growth for college student volunteers. College students gain hands-on professional experience, build their resumes, and develop their public speaking and presentation skills.
“Boundless Brilliance is important to me because experiments are fun and girls are smart and boys are... also smart, but are taught to believe in their abilities more and are over-represented in scientific fields.”
-Caroline Fuller, Presenter, Occidental College
“I appreciate you sharing your passion for STEM with my students. Your presentation was well-organized. I hope we can be included in your future plans to share your expertise.”
-Teacher, Eagle Rock Elementary
“Boundless Brilliance is important to me because it opens up the STEM field to young girls by sparking their interest and empowering them to follow their passions.”
-Kia Mackey, Presenter, Occidental College
“I really liked the enthusiasm and the positive message the presenters had. The ... presenters were very positive role models for girls to become involved in science. The presenters used language that was academically and age appropriate for my students.”
-Teacher, Eagle Rock Elementary
"Boundless Brilliance is important to me because encouraging girls in elementary school to pursue a career in STEM has strengthened my own resolve to be a part of the currently male-dominated realm of STEM."
-Alice Feng, Presenter, Occidental College
“Boundless Brilliance helps girls look at science like, 'Hey, I can do this!' The Boundless Brilliance presenters are girls that have achieved amazing things and it makes me believe that I can achieve amazing things too.”
-Avni Koppula, Elementary School Student
“Boundless Brilliance is important to me because I believe all girls deserve to know they have the exact same potential as their male counterparts and because of that, they can pursue every aspiration they've dreamt.”
-Eva Townsend, Associate, Community Partnerships
“Boundless Brilliance is important to me because it demonstrates that from a young age, girls are influenced by society to think differently about themselves. By raising awareness about gender inequity in the STEM field, we can begin to address the systemic issues that may dissuade young girls from pursuing a career in STEM as well as other fields. By presenting at elementary schools, we create relationships with not only young children, but also the system designed to educate them. From there, we can work towards changing how both children and adults think about gender inequity in not only STEM, but all fields."
-Emily Liang, Treasurer, Occidental College