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Q: What does a scientist look like? 

A: Trick question! A scientist looks like *everyone.* 

All about the cards: STEM Trading Cards feature diverse and prominent "STEMists" or "STEM STARS" doing amazing, innovative STEM work. Just like with baseball or Pokemon cards, you can create a collection and swap cards with friends! STEM Trading Cards are a fun way to educate yourself or your kids at home or in a classroom. STEM Trading Cards are designed to ensure ALL students see themselves in STEM. 

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. You can see all our STEM STARS at STEMTradingCards.org.

We use the cards in our STEM programming for K-5 students to help inspire, inform, and make the STEM STARS come to life.  

Brief Interlude for: 

Here we post our "Break Kickstarter" mystery STEMist clues and reveals! Confused? Scroll ALL the way down to learn more.  

We are fully funded!!! Thank you everyone for supporting this campaign. We are excited to reveal our latest STEMist and first Mathematician, Dr. Chawne Kimber. Dr. Kimber not only a professor and researcher of mathematics, but is a renowned quilter too! 

Next Clue: Reveal on Wednesday! This Everyday Superhero is an Environmental Attorney who does legal work for Honor the Earth. She is also an activist. Who is she? 

Role models you can count on: Our STEM STARS support education, diversity, inclusion, and environmental conservation. Many of us in STEM fields had disappointments when we learned that our role models were different than how we imagined. We are providing STEM role models that kids and adults can look up to in *every* way.  

 Who are the cards for? Everyone! 

Our cards were developed with a K-5 audience in mind, because that's who Science Delivered teaches! But STEM Trading Cards are great for middle and even high school students and they're *definitely* perfect for adults who love STEM.

Children age 5-10 are wired to do science and are driven by intense curiosity. Science is a subject tailor-made for this age group. But across the US, many elementary students are denied virtually any hands-on science education, due to a focus on test scores in reading and math. 

Science Delivered supports elementary students by providing unique, hands-on science labs directly to underserved K-5 classrooms. When you back this campaign, you are not only getting an awesome, mission-aligned product, but you are also supporting critical education efforts. Learn more about our work here

See all our STEM STARS and learn more about them at STEMTradingCards.org. This site is a free resource allowing everyone to explore the career and life paths of the STEMists featured on the cards. Over time we aim to add lessons for K-5 teachers.

Rewards

 Make-your-own template and sticker images coming soon!

Everyone should know about our STEM STARS and we think STEM Trading Cards are the way to do it! Science Delivered gives STEM Trading Cards to our K-5 students and they are a hit! The cards resonate with older students and adults as well. With your help, students and adults across the US (and beyond) can learn about our STEM STARS and the incredible work they are doing. 

  • We've been printing the cards "loose" and sorting and randomizing them by hand to pass out in classroom, but as we add more STEMists this procedure is becoming a bit time-consuming. We need your help to properly randomize and package the cards!
  • Finally, would you like to see even *more* STEM STARS featured? We definitely would! And we have a long list of amazing people that would be perfect to showcase.  Backing this campaign will help us promote more fantastic STEM STARS!

Thank you for reading about STEM Trading Cards! Please get in touch with any questions. Learn more about the cards and Science Delivered here and here.

Want to donate your purchased cards? 

We will give them to our students! Just leave a note at the end of the campaign (or earlier) and put the address below when you complete the backer survey. We will be in touch!  

[YOUR NAME] c/o Science Delivered; Suite 103514; 4142 Adams Ave; San Diego, CA 92116

We have at least 10 STEM STARS yet to be revealed. 

We will give clues and two lucky people who guess correctly will get an extra 5 packs of cards and be announced on the penultimate campaign day!

Make your guess in the Kickstarter comment page, or tag us with your guess on Twitter (@SciDelivered) or comment on Instagram (ScienceDelivered). You must be a backer at any level ($2 and up) to win the extra packs. 


Credits

Video filming and editing work by Yat-Long Sam Poon. STEMTradingCards.org website design and Kickstarter graphics by Lindsay Malatesta. STEM Trading Card design by CJ Kenna and Dean Van Eimeren. STEMTradingCards.org website copy developed in collaboration with Jefferson Fee. Project created and managed by Science Delivered Executive Director (and former neuroscientist) Dr. Olivia Mullins, along with Charlottesville branch co-founders Dr. Kelly Barford and Dr. Taylor Welsh

Risks and challenges

Our largest challenge as a small nonprofit is capacity, however we have a long track record of completing projects and carefully laid the groundwork for this campaign! We have printed cards in bulk before for sponsorships so are confident that we can move forward smoothly. Order fulfillment is the newest thing we will learn about but as a science education nonprofit we love to learn!

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    Thanks, love and a social media shoutout

    You are awesome. Thank you for supporting STEM Trading Cards.

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    • The knowledge that you are supporting science education for kids
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    Card TEMPLATES for Classroom/Party

    Get 30 STEM Trading Card TEMPLATES for students/kids to create their own STEM Trading Cards! Templates are 8.5x11'', in color, and printed on 100lb paper.

    Two cards will be included as examples; this level does *not* include packs. Need more than 30? Pledge an extra dollar for 6 more templates!

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    Start Your STEM Trading Card Collection

    Get three packs of our STEM Trading Cards featuring a diverse group of modern "STEMists"! Each pack has 5 cards *randomized* from at least 24 prominent people in STEM careers. Which STEMists will you get?

    At least 5 STEMists in this pack will be revealed as our backers increase as part of "Break Kickstarter"!

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    Start Your Collection + Women in STEM!

    Get four 5-card packs randomized from 24 STEMists PLUS a 6-card "Women in STEM" pack featuring 6 women from the book Everyday Superheroes by Erin Twamley.

    We will reveal the STEMists featured in the Women in STEM pack one-by-one as our backers grow as part of the "Break Kickstarter" movement! Will you be the backer to reveal a STEMist's identity?

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    • randomized packs of STEM Trading Cards! (5 cards each)
    • Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM Pack (6 cards)
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    Complete Set

    Get the complete collection! You will receive a set of 25 STEM STARS who are featured in our randomized packs PLUS an Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM 6-card pack.

    This is great for teachers to keep as a classroom pack (we'll be posting some classroom activities), as well as a gift for yourself or a special child in your life! Pick EITHER 30 templates OR 2 special stickers as an additional reward.

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    • Pick 30 templates OR 2 special stickers
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    Collect With Your Friends

    Collecting and trading is even better when you have someone to share it with! Get ten randomized packs to share with your friends who love STEM (5 cards/pack). PLUS get two Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM packs (6 cards/pack).

    Includes:
    • 10× randomized packs of STEM Trading Cards! (5 cards each)
    • Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM packs (6 cards each)
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    Classroom or Birthday Party Pack

    STEM Trading Cards are a fun, creative idea for party favors at home or in the classroom! Kids love to trade and compare their cards. Get a set of 30 packs and divvy up any extras!

    PLUS receive a 30 pack of 8.5x11'' paper templates for kids/students to create their own STEM Trading Card! They can feature themselves or their favorite STEMist. This activity is perfect for the classroom or for a parent/guardian to do with their child at home.

    Want to donate to a classroom? See our story for how to do so!

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    • 30× Make-your-own STEM Trading Card Template
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    Classroom/Party Pack Women in STEM+Book!

    Take a deep dive into amazing Women in STEM!

    Get 30 packs of Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM packs (6 cards each) plus 30 make-your-own STEM Trading Card Templates PLUS the *BOOK* Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers by Erin Twamley!

    Please note packs are not randomized.

    Includes:
    • 30× Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM packs (6 cards each)
    • 30× Make-your-own STEM Trading Card Template
    • Everyday Superheroes:Women in STEM Careers *BOOK* by Erin Twamley
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    The Kitchen Sink + Rare Cards!

    Get 60 randomized STEM Trading Card packs plus 15 Women in STEM packs. These are great for STEM events, classrooms, or sharing with all your friends!

    Unique at this level, get "early," rare versions of four different STEM Trading Cards that are not otherwise for sale. You'll get two copies of each card, for a total of 8 rare cards.

    Includes:
    • 60× randomized packs of STEM Trading Cards! (5 cards each)
    • 15× Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM packs (6 cards each)
    • Everyday Superheroes:Women in STEM Careers *BOOK* by Erin Twamley
    • 30× Make-your-own STEM Trading Card Template
    • Rare "Early Version" of a STEM Trading Card. 2 copies each.
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    Event Pack + Autographed Cards

    Are you a collector at heart? Do you love autographs and rare versions of cards? This is the level for you! Get (more of) everything above PLUS get multiple copies of autographed cards from two STEMists (sorry - we need to choose which cards get autographed!).

    Packs can be given out at events, in schools, or shared with your friends!

    Includes:
    • 125× randomized packs of STEM Trading Cards! (5 cards each)
    • 30× Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM packs (6 cards each)
    • Everyday Superheroes:Women in STEM Careers *BOOK* by Erin Twamley
    • 30× Make-your-own STEM Trading Card Template
    • Autographed card, 2 copies from each STEMist
    • Rare "Early Version" of a STEM Trading Card. 2 copies each.
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    Star in Your Own STEM Trading Card!

    Star in your own STEM Trading Card! We will create a card featuring you or a person of your choosing, and send you 100 copies of the card. The card will also be featured on STEMTradingCards.org.

    You also get all the rewards of the previous level!

    Caveats: We must approve the person to be featured (should be easy) and THEY must agree to be featured as well. Person featured does NOT have to work in STEM, we can feature you or them as a "STEM Supporter" or "STEM Friend"! Timeline is dependent on timely receipt of files, information, and approvals.

    Includes:
    • 150× randomized packs of STEM Trading Cards! (5 cards each)
    • 30× Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM packs (6 cards each)
    • 60× Make-your-own STEM Trading Card Template
    • Rare "Early Version" of a STEM Trading Card. 2 copies each.
    • Autographed card, 2 copies from each STEMist
    • Everyday Superheroes:Women in STEM Careers *BOOK* by Erin Twamley
    • YOU are featured on a STEM Trading Card!!!
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    Company Sponsorship

    Create a pack that showcases your company and employees, while showing the world that your organization supports STEM education! You will get 2,000 packs of employee cards and we will feature you on STEMTradingCards.org!

    Caveats: Company must be in STEM and be approved by our board. Timeline is dependent on timely submission of information, files, and approvals.

    Includes:
    • Employees featured on STEM Trading Cards
    • Back of card showcases your org's logo, website, and message
    • Your company is featured on STEMTradingCards.org
    • 2000× Packs (5-cards each) featuring your company and employees
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Funding period

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