New Album Features Track From Laura Veirs To Support Girls’ Science & Engineering Foundation.
“Breathtaking, vibrant, diverse, and fun.” -Ken Maiuri, Daily Hampshire Gazette
On July 3, Spare the Rock Records released Science Fair, eighteen exclusive track,s all sung by women and girls, themed around and benefiting science and engineering education for girls. The album features new music from artists including Mates of State, Laura Veirs, Elizabeth Mitchell and many more.
Extensive research shows that girls, from rural areas to the suburbs to the inner cities, aren’t getting the foundational education they need to get into science fields when they grow up. The same research shows that girls–especially girls of color–are persistently given the message–explicitly or implicitly–that they can’t do science. As women are significantly underrepresented in science-related fields, Science Fair will be part of changing that, both through the message of the record itself (featuring all songs sung by women) and through the financial contributions it will generate, supporting programs that improve girls’ science education.