Card czar

New Cards Against Humanity to fund scholarship for women

(Erin Baiano/The New York Times)

Cards Against Humanity, the wildly popular “party game for horrible people,” has released an expansion “Science Pack” of 30 cards, of which all sales proceeds will go to a scholarship offering full tuition coverage to female undergraduate students in the science, tech, engineering, and mathematics fields. The applications for the Fall 2016 school year go live soon and will be reviewed by a board of 40 women working in STEM — anyone who is in high school or college and identifies as female will be able to apply. Co-creator of the game, Max Temkin told Engadget that he knew from the outset he wanted the sales of the packet to go to a science-related non-profit, and that they eventually decided that giving out these scholarships could have the greatest impact with their limited funding. Women are still massively underrepresented in STEM fields (only 12% of engineers are women), so any initiative that aims to encourage and boost women’s representation in the sciences, should be welcomed. “Our hope is that this scholarship makes a tremendous impact in someone’s life, and creates more visibility for women working in science,” said Jenn Bane, who is managing the scholarship project for Cards Against Humanity.

Read the full story at Engadget.

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