Cards Against Humanity Creates A Scholarship For Women

by Natasha Rodriguez

Cards Against Humanity, the popular adult fill-in-the-blank card game, recently launched a $10 Science Pack. The new addition features 30 cards written in collaboration with Bad Astronomer Phil Plait and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal creator Zach Weinersmith. But that’s not even the coolest part: All sales proceeds raised by the Science Pack will go to the Cards Against Humanity and SMBC Science Ambassador Scholarship, which will offer full tuition coverage to women (yes!) studying for undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Anyone who is in high school or college and identifies as female is able to apply.

“We desperately need diversity in science because the alternative makes no sense,” scholarship board member Veronica Berns, PhD, said in a press release. “So often girls are told in both overt and subtle ways that they aren’t able to be good at math and science. With this scholarship, I’m excited to get to tell a passionate girl out there, ‘Yes! What you are doing and dreaming is really great, and here’s some help to get you where you want to go.'”

Women are unfortunately still largely underrepresented in STEM fields, making up just 12 percent of engineers, and only 26 percent of the professional computing field. Luckily, the Cards Against Humanity Science Pack went on sale on Monday, and it has already raised triple-digit numbers for the scholarship!

Images via: New York Times and Engadget

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