Thank you for donating!
Thanks to your generous contributions, we've made a signifcant impact on two organizations working hard to bring racial equity to STEM and space.
BGC empowers girls of colour ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. Code plays such an integral role in both aerospace engineering and science that it’s hard to overestimate how important organizations like BGC is.
Banneker provides ten week summer research and study experiences to undergraduate students of colour to prepare them for graduate programs in astronomy. As one of the least diverse of the sciences, anything we can do to give underrepresented peoples an edge will pay off.
July 25th, 2020
Here at Off-Nominal, we've been following the demonstrations against racial inequality and police violence in the United States, Canada, and around the world with concern. These events have highlighted deep problems with how we treat each other in many domains, and space exploration is not exempt.
While we have been processing this in real-time, it has become obvious that we must do our part and use our platform to speak up against these inequalities and take action to stop them. We have engaged with our Discord community to come up with a plan. The first part of this plan is to raise money for two great organizations listed above.
All of the sponsors below, including Jake and Anthony, matched contributions the community made to either organization through the month of June. Jake and Anthony matched their total July Patreon income (WeMartians, MECO), and other sponsors contributed different max amounts.
Thank you for helping us work together to make space better.