What are we about? We are about the kids!

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Mission Statement

The mission of Science Delivered is to promote a love of science and learning. We focus on
providing equal access to education by engaging primarily with under-served communities.

Our Vision

To provide engaging and accessible science activities
We aim to bring science to life for our students, especially those with limited educational opportunities. We combine our outreach and scientific expertise to create memorable educational experiences.

To promote critical thinking and problem solving 
Critical thinking is the most basic, yet also the most essential, aspect of science.  Yet this skill does not always come naturally! We encourage our students to critically engage and explore the world around them.

To change ideas about who can be a scientist
Representation matters. Through our presenters, volunteers, and take-home Scientist Series cards (coming soon), we aim to show the diverse group of people who contributed to STEM knowledge.

To empower our students and build community
Our high school CAPTS program teaches leadership and communication skills that students use to teach science and mentor within their own communities. We encourage our students to use their voice and understand their value.

Our Founder

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Olivia Mullins, Ph.D. has a long history of outreach and is passionate about science and equal access to education. She received her BA from Boston College in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of Virginia in 2012. Olivia has volunteered with the Boston Museum of Science, the Fleet Science Center in San Diego, Society for Neuroscience's Brain Awareness Week, and the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair, among other programs and institutions. She also co-created and taught the five week Saturday Enrichment Program Super Science Me in conjunction with UVA's Curry School of Education. She is excited about the transition from researcher to educator and makes it her top priority to ensure that Science Delivered provides quality, evidence-backed educational programming.



Board Members

Almaz Ali
IT Business Analyst at Solar Turbines

Sarah Booher
Donor and Member Relations Specialist at The Museum of Man

Edward Cho, PhD
Biotechnology and Life Science Professional

Samantha Katz, J.D.
Attorney in the Public Sector

 

 

 

 

 

Olivia Mullins, Ph.D.
Executive Directer at Science Delivered

Simon Mushi, Ph.D.
Systems Engineer at Cymer

Alix Purcell
Founder of Business Differently

Special Thanks to Stephanie Baumer for our graphic design work