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The JetBlue Foundation and Project Scientist Empower the Next Generation of Girls in STEM


-- Cultivating a Passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and
JetBlue Foundation Sponsors Project Scientist's STEM
Expedition Summer Academy --

JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced the latest collaboration between
the JetBlue
and Project
 to introduce science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) education and aviation careers to girls from traditionally
under-represented communities. Project Scientist's STEM Expedition
Summer Academy is geared towards girls ages four to 12 and includes
behind-the-scenes looks at STEM-focused companies and college programs.
During these summer camps, girls learn directly from women in STEM

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The JetBlue Foundation hosted more than 60 Project Scientist campers at Long Beach Airport in Southe ...

The JetBlue Foundation hosted more than 60 Project Scientist campers at Long Beach Airport in Southern California. Students received an overview of the various career options available within an airline. (Photo: Business Wire)

The vision of Project Scientist is to transform the face of STEM by
nurturing today's future scientists who will lead the world in solving
tomorrow's greatest challenges. Meanwhile, the JetBlue Foundation, a
STEM education-focused entity, works to further JetBlue's efforts to
place aviation top-of-mind as a career choice for students.

"Cultivating an interest in STEM at a young age is critical to a variety
of career opportunities, including aviation," said Joanna Geraghty,
president, JetBlue Foundation. "A strong STEM foundation early in a
student's academic career lays the groundwork for future success. To
help the next generation of aviators take off, the JetBlue Foundation is
focused on providing access and encouraging curiosity among all

According to Women
in Aviation International
, only seven percent of U.S. pilots are
women. The JetBlue Foundation's mission is to introduce students from
traditionally underserved communities, particularly girls, to STEM and
aviation and help increase these numbers.

The JetBlue Foundation has committed to provide ongoing support to help
Project Scientist grow its STEM-related programming. On August 1, 2018,
JetBlue hosted more than 60 Project Scientist campers at Long Beach
Airport (LGB) in Southern California. Students received an overview of
the airline's operation and learned directly from pilots and other
aviation professionals about the various career options available within
an airline. The JetBlue Foundation sponsored a similar program last year
for Project Scientist students in Charlotte, NC.

"For several years JetBlue has been a key supporter of our mission to
educate, coach and advocate for girls with an aptitude, talent and
passion for STEM," said Project Scientist CEO and founder Sandy
Marshall. "JetBlue's continuing financial and educational support will
help today's campers become tomorrow's problem solvers in science,
technology, engineering and math."

Project Scientist works with universities, research partners, and
curriculum developers to offer educational programming for girls from
low-income backgrounds to participate in hands-on experiments and
partake in local field trips. Earlier this year, Project Scientist was
the recipient of a grant from the JetBlue Foundation. This grant is
funding their Pasadena and Orange County sites and providing scholarship
support and the necessary infrastructure to position Project Scientist
for growth. In 2016, Project Scientist received their first grant from
the JetBlue Foundation to fund similar STEM programming. For more
information on Project Scientist, visit

In addition to providing grants, the JetBlue Foundation also believes in
the power of mentorship and in-kind support. Knowing that each grant
recipient has unique needs, the JetBlue Foundation lends a supportive
hand in a variety of ways. From Q&A sessions with female engineers and
pilots at JetBlue, to sponsoring aviation-related curriculum, to hosting
tours at JetBlue's airports and training centers, the JetBlue Foundation
provides students with awareness and access to spark an interest in STEM
and aviation.

Beyond just grants, the JetBlue Foundation provides internships and much
more to make a difference for the next generation of aviators,
engineers, dispatchers, schedulers, aircraft mechanics and pilots. Over
the past five years, the Foundation has built ongoing relationships with
nearly 40 aviation and STEM-focused programs and provided more than
$750,000 in grants to help these programs take off and soar.

The JetBlue Foundation is currently accepting applications for the next
round of grants. For grant criteria or to submit an application, go to
Visit the site for more information, to see how previous recipients have
utilized their grants, examples of JetBlue Foundation partnerships in
flight and other STEM-related news.

About JetBlue

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline®, and a leading
carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long
Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 40 million
customers a year to 101 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America
with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information please

About the JetBlue Foundation

The JetBlue Foundation, founded in 2013, is independent from JetBlue and
has a separate Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee both made up
of JetBlue crewmembers from across the airline. To learn more about the
JetBlue Foundation, visit

About Project Scientist

Project Scientist is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to
educating, coaching and advocating for girls and women with a passion,
aptitude and talent for STEM (science, technology, engineering and
mathematics). Core programs include Project Scientist Academy, a
six-week summer science intensive for girls ages 4-12 held on university
campuses in North Carolina and California. All programs are
research-based and 40% of services are scholarship-based. More
information is available at

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