Gold Award Project Increases Interest in STEM

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Did you know that 81% of all high school girls are interested in pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers, but only 13% say it is their first choice, with about half of all girls believing that STEM isn’t a typical career path for girls? (Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, […]

Aspiring Engineers Stretch Their Skills

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Basic building blocks were transformed into useful machines by the aspiring engineers at Robotics Day Camp. While a few girls had worked with robotics before, most came the first day without having done anything but the basics with Legos.  Everyone found some skill they could bring to their team. Some girls had written computer code […]

Bullseye! Target a Career in STEM program

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Target’s new space in Brooklyn Park played host to girls and volunteers who got a close-up view of jobs available in science, technology, engineering, and math. First up, the whole group teamed up to use their observation skills and deductive reasoning to assemble a story. Each participant had a picture they needed to connect to the […]

It’s for the Birds!

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If you have some time over the July 4th week, here’s a fun project that will feed our feathered friends and be the perfect excuse to enjoy Angie’s Popcorn! This project is just right for little hands too. #GrowSomeBoom Bird Feeder What you will need: Sturdy string or twine Paper cups Paper bowls Plastic knives Sharp […]

Working Together Works Better

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At Wacky Inventors, Girl Scouts used their imaginations and their planning skills to solve engineering challenges. Young inventors warmed up their minds by sharing creative movement ideas and building towers from newspaper, as they imagined great ways to improve tools they use every day. Then they were ready for the main challenge – a chain reaction or Rube Goldberg […]