g4g and the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology at the University of Leuven are partnering in a global Impact Project!

This long term project aims to better understand what influences girls’ interest and choices in STEM fields. It has been ongoing since November 2015 and so far, 70+ girls have participated at g4g Days in the USA and Belgium.

Learn more about what participation entails, how parents can participate, and the exciting prizes that you can win here

When is the next project? Girls and parents will be invited to participate in the next Impact Project in Spring 2017! Stay tuned!


Presentation of the Impact Project around the world 

The Impact Project team have presented on preliminary findings in the United Kingdom and China!

Jenny Veldman, PhD candidate and lead researcher on the Impact Project at KU Leuven, presents at science conference on gender & STEM in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK in July 2016

Jenny Veldman, PhD candidate and lead researcher on the Impact Project at KU Leuven, presents at science conference on gender & STEM in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK in July 2016

Alexaundra Zanella, g4g Project Coordinator, presents the Impact Project at the Big Bang Theory Scientific Competition at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China in July 2016

Alexaundra Zanella, g4g Project Coordinator, presents the Impact Project at the Big Bang Theory Scientific Competition at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China in July 2016



Meet the Team!

Jenny Veldman is a social psychologist pursuing a PhD at the University of Leuven in Belgium, doing research on how young girls and women make choices regarding their studies and careers. For her research in the Impact Project, Jenny is mentored and supervised by prof. Colette van Laar, prof. Karine Verschueren, and dr. Loes Meeussen. She is a strong advocate for diversifying STEM, and therefore believes it is so important to show girls that STEM is for everyone! 

Jenny Veldman is a social psychologist pursuing a PhD at the University of Leuven in Belgium, doing research on how young girls and women make choices regarding their studies and careers. For her research in the Impact Project, Jenny is mentored and supervised by prof. Colette van Laar, prof. Karine Verschueren, and dr. Loes Meeussen. She is a strong advocate for diversifying STEM, and therefore believes it is so important to show girls that STEM is for everyone! 

PhD candidate,         University of Leuven

From global communications & event coordinating, she manages various g4g internal projects, creates science workshops, supervises our lovely young interns and ambassadors and loves to lead the DNA workshop across the globe! She loves all things science, but what really gets her going is studying the core of all living things... the molecules of life! Get in contact with here here!

From global communications & event coordinating, she manages various g4g internal projects, creates science workshops, supervises our lovely young interns and ambassadors and loves to lead the DNA workshop across the globe! She loves all things science, but what really gets her going is studying the core of all living things... the molecules of life! Get in contact with here here!

Global Project Manager,   greenlight for girls

Having grown up wanting to be Indiana Jones, Alexaundra loves to find new ways to combine her passions for science, history, languages and world travel. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree and co-teaching an after school science program.

Having grown up wanting to be Indiana Jones, Alexaundra loves to find new ways to combine her passions for science, history, languages and world travel. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree and co-teaching an after school science program.

Project Manager, greenlight for girls