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Girl Scouts and STEM

Girls are natural scientists—they push boundaries, test limits, and look at the world around them with inquisitive eyes. 

Every girl deserves the chance to explore the fascinating world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). We’ve designed activities and experiences for girls so they can discover what they care about and decide how they will change the world.

Click on the buttons below to learn more about the STEM opportunities at GSWCF, and be sure to like the GSWCF STEM Facebook Page!

  

 

 Partners in Inspiration

With the help of visionary corporations and foundations, we offer girls unique opportunities to master STEM skills.


Tampa Hackerspce

Girl Scout Cadettes had the opportunity to assemble their own tablet, learn the basic operations of programming, and work towards their Think Like a Programmer Journey.



STEM At Home

LEGO Robotics Teams

 

LEGO Robotics Teams

FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) introduces girls to STEM through robotics. Girls form teams and engage in activities to develop technical skills through robotics design and programming. Guided by adult volunteer coaches, girls learn teamwork and leadership skills. Each year, the national FIRST organization designates a specific topic for teams to address during the competitive year. The teams then work to develop a process or product through research-oriented community projects that promote awareness. Through FLL, girls develop valuable life skills and discover exciting career possibilities.

Through FIRST Robotics, Girl Scouts are able to:

  • Design, build, test and program robots
  • Apply real-world math and science concepts
  • Research challenges facing today’s scientists
  • Learn critical thinking and presentation skills
  • Develop problem-solving, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Learn gracious professionalism through competitions and tournaments

Interested in starting a team? Learn More.

Girl Coders

 Girl Coders

Caroline, a fellow Gold Award recipient, with a passion to inspire young girls to take their first steps in STEM, started mentoring middle school girls with a mobile coding application. Girl Coders has transformed into an online workshop where girls and troop leaders can choose a patch computer science program of their choice for FREE. Choose from eight different topics; programming, hardware, digital literacy and more! Programs are entry level for all Daisies to Ambassadors. No prior coding experience is necessary. Start your exploration of the technology here.

 


 Volunteer with GSWCF STEM

Mentorship is often cited as a key strategy for exciting, supporting, and keeping young girls interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Interested in inspiring girls in STEM, contact our STEM team!


  Support Our STEM Programs

Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM—starting as early as elementary school.

You can help change that by supporting our STEM programs! Girls who participate in our girl-focused STEM programs:

  • Become better problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and inspirational leaders
  • Get better grades, earn scholarships, and follow more lucrative career paths
  • See STEM as the foundation for a meaningful and successful future