INNOVATOR

She thinks outside the box.

While many girls begin to lose interest in science and math as early as middle school, Girl Scouts captures girls’ natural curiosity and creativity, helping girls unleash their inner innovators through hands-on experiences and career exploration in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

At Girl Scout Maker Day, nearly 300 Girl Scouts showcased their STEM projects, from a computer program coded with Scratch, to a campsite decked out in LED lights. We introduced 203 Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies to robotics, partnering with University of Maryland Center for Women in Computing. Booz Allen Hamilton mentored girls on leadership and STEM through our Make the Connection program, reaching 400
Girl Scouts.

2,000
Girl Scouts became citizen scientists, by learning how to collect data for NASA’s Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program.
2,700
Girl Scouts and  their families participated in STEM activities held at the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum.

33316256320_16c5b82253_o.jpgIn 2017, Girl Scouts USA made a major commitment to girls and STEM, creating a pipeline for girls in STEM careers. They launched three new STEM Journeys:

⚬ Think Like an Engineer
⚬ Think Like a Programmer
⚬ Think Like a Citizen Scientist

17 new badges were introduced for Daisy, Brownie and Junior levels to gain skills as naturalists, digital artists, scientists, programmers and mechanical engineers.

Image: Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA