Two Former National Science Foundation Program Officers Join Sneakers to Beakers Advisory Board

Sneakers to Beakers is honored to have our Advisory Board enhanced with the expertise of:
Monya A. Ruffin, PhD – Senior Scientist & Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity, Center for Chemical Innovation, Emory University, College of Arts & Sciences. Former NSF Program Officer.
Leslie Goodyear – Principal Research Scientist at Education Development Center. Former NSF Program Officer.


Sneakers to Beakers is now an official 501c3 per the IRS. We are extremely grateful for the diligent efforts of Law Firm DLA Piper who assisted Sneakers to Beakers during this involved process on a Pro Bono basis. Special thanks to Partner Barbara Trachtenberg and Associate Eric Skeffington for your professionalism, guidance and cooperation.

We also want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Wheelock College for being our Fiscal Sponsor during the 501c3 incubation period. President Jackie Jenkins Scott believed in our mission from day one and her team has been a wonderful partner. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Wheelock!

Robotics Competition & STEM Activities Fair – June 7th

Dear Friends – we need to inspire our children to become more engaged in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. When I was young there weren’t any STEM programs. Today there are plenty and it’s up to us as parents to get our kids exposed to their potential futures. They need to see the possibilities that exist.

Programs like Sneakers to Beakers, Science Club for Girls and The Latino STEM Alliance can change a child’s life. Next Saturday, June 7th at 10am I’d like you to join me at the Kroc Center in Dorchester as The Latino STEM Alliance is having a Robotics and STEM Activity Fair.

Sneakers to Beakers and Science Club for Girls will be there. This is a must see event and it’s FREE! Parents – it’s not about us, it’s about THEM and STEM! See you next week.s2b_0601

Sneakers To Beakers Founder Bob Sansone recently was a finalist speaking at the Ted Talks at Landmark Center in Boston.


“Bob speaks with great passion and great accuracy on the benefits of diverse peoples interacting, and need for inclusion in our society. His story borne of personal experience has led him to create a model for helping at risk youth that may very well usher in a whole new generation of “STEM” learners and leaders. “Sneakers to Beakers” is an organization whose time has come. “

Kelly Brilliant, Executive Director of the Fenway Alliance, and Organizing of TEDxFenway

Dan Harris on Skype with S2B at Cambridge Science Festival

DAN HARRIS 10 Percent Happier final cover

Sneakers to Beakers is proud to announce that Dan Harris who is ABC’s Co-anchor on “Nightline” and a “Good Morning America” Weekend Edition correspondent will Skype with S2B this Saturday, April 19th at 2:00 at the Cambridge Science Festival on the science and spiritual basis of meditation and how it has improved his life after experiencing an on air panic attack in 2004.

The Newton, MA native will also discuss his book “10% Happier” which is No. 4 on the NY Times Best Sellers List. Publisher of this book is Harper Collins.

Please visit our booth in the No Limits Section in the Gym on the corner of Cambridge St. & Ellery St.

Dr. Jen Welter addressing the Girl Scouts


Sneakers to Beakers would like to thank Dr. Jen Welter for addressing the Girl Scouts via Skype at their STEM Conference at the Sheraton Framingham on Sunday March 9, 2014.

Understanding the critical need for girls to pursue careers in STEM, Dr. Jen Welter Skyped with the Girls Scouts while traveling through Kansas on her way home to Dallas from Nebraska after a game.

Dr. Jen Welter is one of the First Women to sign with a men’s professional Football Team (Texas Revolution of the Men’s Indoor Football League). She is PhD Psychology, MS Sport Psychology, BS in Business, 13 years Women’s Pro Football, 4 National Championships, 2 time Team USA Gold Medalist, All World All Star, & 8 time Pro-Bowl Linebacker/ Safety.

We’re proud to have Jen as a S2B friend!