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Ameeta Mukherjee Milestones
Ameeta Mukherjee
1 Develop courses for teachers who are not exposed to elementary science 2 Develop courses for elementary (K-5) students 3 Develop online tools for teachers to track students trends 4 Develop a forum for teachers to discuss science project
About Ameeta Mukherjee and Science Matters
Ameeta Mukherjee is the founder of Science Matters, a program that developed as a result of exploring how science was taught at a public elementary school level.  Her background is in chemical engineering, but her passion lies in sparking an interest in science for young children.  She recently tripled the science fair participation rate at her children's charter school from 2013 to 2014 and is determined to make subsequent science fairs bigger and better.
Science Matters was started to bring back science to a school community where it was taken away.  

Despite living in the 3rd richest congressional district, some of the local public K-6 schools lacked a dedicated science program. With recent budget cuts and more emphasis on parent donations, many school systems have had to cut programs, including science.  After a big push for science in the Los Altos School District, the Los Altos Education Foundation decided to allocate money to STEM education and the LASD schools will now have ONE dedicated STEM teacher for each of its seven elementary schools.  

Science Matters continues to gain momentum and popularity. It is about igniting a passion for science at a young age.  The key element of success for Science Matters is engaging the child hands-on throughout the scientific process.  

Meet the Moms

& Their Projects
Ameeta Mukherjee
Science Matters Ameeta is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, and worked as an engineer and scientist in Silicon Valley for over 15 years. She lives in California with her husband and two young boys.
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Digital Commuter Strategy Our big idea is to use digital technology to improve and streamline the end-to-end experience of New York City's public transportation system. We're on the hunt for a mom who is as passionate as we are about innovation in public transportation. 
Kathleen Chromicz
Villages Innovate Kathleen is a teacher committed to Service Learning concerning global issues. She is a mother to two grown men who she regularly video conferences with just so they can keep up with her.