Our Story


To address the STEM workforce gap, Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a doctorate in biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine, founded Science from Scientists (SfS) in 2002 with the specific mission to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy. Her own life was strongly shaped by experiential science – she won the California state science fair three times on her way to choosing a career as a scientist and entrepreneur. Erika wanted to give all students the chance to experience the excitement of doing real experiments, making real discoveries and appreciating how amazing our world is. This year, SfS will serve more than 10,000 elementary and middle school students across Massachusetts, California and Minnesota. Since our founding in 2002, we have served more than 30,000 students.

Major Milestones in SfS history:

2002: Science from Scientists was founded by Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle in Boston, Massachusetts.
2005: Presented our core during-school STEM program at our first partner school in Massachusetts.
2013: Won the @Scale award from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
2014: Expanded operations to the Bay Area, California.
2015: Expanded operations to Central Massachusetts.
2016: Expanded operations to Bloomington, Minnesota.
2017: Providing STEM programming to 10,000 students per year across Massachusetts, California, and Minnesota.

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