Nearly 90 River Valleys’ Girl Scouts attended the recent council-sponsored event Behind the Scenes — Nuclear Science and Technology, where they toured the Xcel Energy Nuclear Power Plant in Monticello, MN. A reporter from the Saint Cloud Times was on hand to cover the exciting event that empowered girls to learn about engineering, physics and technology. Read the article to learn more about the girls’ adventure and Xcel’s Women in Nuclear Program, the plant’s group of female scientists who sponsored the event to show girls that they can pursue careers in science and technology despite it being a male-dominated profession.
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Sign up for one of River Valleys’ upcoming Robotics Day Camps! We have three-day, level one adventures coming up this summer in Minneapolis, Farmington, St. Paul, Mankato and Rochester. Additional events exist for levels two and three; visit our events page to learn about these and other science and technology opportunities.