What's in the name? Did you mean to spell "curious" incorrectly?
Why yes, our spelling is very intentional. Curieus' name pays homage to chemist and physicist Marie Curie's work in paving a path for women in science, including being the first female to receive a Nobel Prize, among many other firsts. We believe Curie's historical role in breaking the gender barrier in STEM reflects our own mission to strengthen diversity in these fields by inspiring underrepresented students to be curious about the world around them.
Is Curieus a non-profit?
Yes, and we are a registered 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax deductible!
Where is Curieus based in?
We are based in San Mateo County, California.
What is the Presidential Service Award?
We recognize the work of our dedicated student volunteers every year as a certifying organization of the President's Volunteer Service Award. With this honor, individuals who meet a certain number of service hours over a twelve-month period receive presidential recognition along with a personalized certificate, an official pin, medallion or coin, and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States. Based on the number of hours volunteered, recipients can receive three different levels of the award (gold, silver, and bronze). More information can be found here.
How can I help?
We appreciate your enthusiasm! Please check out our Get Involved page for more information.