Cards Against Humanity to Fund Women’s STEM Scholarship
Everyone's favorite non-alcoholic party game, Cards Against Humanity, gets a new science-themed deck, the proceeds of which will be going towards a women's scholarship fund.
The party game, Cards Against Humanity is known for its hilariously offensive shenanigans, but its new science-themed card deck won't be offending anyone with its proceeds going towards a scholarship for women pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. The Chicago Tribune reports that Cards Against Humanity's newest deck only costs $10 a pack, but its proceeds are much more valuable than that.
With women being underemployed in STEM-related fields, this is certainly a great move by Cards Against Humanity, LLC. The process of deciding who will actually receive the scholarship is still ongoing, but it will be open before the next college application cycle. Cards Against Humanity's co-creator is Josh Dillon, an astrophysics PhD candidate at MIT herself.
"By giving somebody a platform, not only does it hopefully increase public understanding of science ... but also it can change a public perception of who a scientist is," Dillon said.
This isn't Cards Against Humanity's first foray into money raising, either. The company has already raised almost $2 million to benefit DonorsChoose.org as well as other charities. This pack will be written in collaboration with author Zach Weinersmith and astronomer and writer Phil Plait alongside Cards Against Humanity, LLC staffers.
You can purchase the pack now at CardsAgainstHumanity.com for $10 and start helping this generous team out with a great cause.