Natalie McCaffery was naturally drawn to the world of STEM that utilizes real-life application. She recognized the lack of healthy food choices among young students and their unawareness of where the food that they put in their bodies comes from. Seeking to combine her interests in both computer science and sustainable agriculture, she set out … Continue reading Gold Award Girl Scouts – Natalie McCaffery
What better time than Halloween to try out some spooky science experiments with your troop? Grab your fellow Girl Scouts and try out one of these fun STEM-inspired projects to set the mood for the upcoming holiday. Flying Ghost Rockets Materials: Film canisters Corn starch Water Black marker Alka Seltzer Stir stick Instructions: Start by … Continue reading Spooky Science
Whether she's at camp or her next troop adventure, outdoor skills like climbing, kayaking, and hiking are at the heart of Girl Scout programs. The Benefits of Being a Girl Scout are Clear Girl Scouts prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership like no other organization. From protecting our national parks to accepting a mission on … Continue reading No Contest: Girl Scouts is the BEST Leadership Organization for Girls
From GSUSAToday, Girl Scouts of the USA and Raytheon are excited to announce they are launching GSUSA’s first national computer science program and Cyber Challenge for middle and high school girls. The program aims to prepare girls in grades 6-12 to pursue computer science careers in fields such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, robotics, and data … Continue reading Girl Scouts of the USA and Raytheon Team Up to Create Cyber Challenge and Programming for Middle and High School Girls
from GSUSAStudies have predicted that within the next decade, the U.S. workforce will need 1 million more STEM professionals than it can produce. Girl Scouts has already been expanding opportunities for girls to explore STEM and today we announced the Girl Scout STEM Pledge. This groundbreaking national initiative pledge seeks to reduce the STEM gender … Continue reading The Girl Scout STEM Pledge: Bridging the STEM Gender Gap
A few weeks ago, we introduced 23 new badges in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and the outdoors----- our largest programming rollout in almost a decade! Girl Scouts can create algorithms, design robots and racecars, go on environmentally conscious camping trips, collect data in the great outdoors, try their hand at engineering, and so … Continue reading Our New STEM and Outdoor Programming
With new badges rolling out in alignment with the four Girl Scout program pillars of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), Outdoors, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship, it's an exciting time for Girl Scouts!Included in this rollout are our first ever Daisy badges. Now, in addition to their petals and leaves, our littlest Girl Scouts can … Continue reading Discover What’s New – More STEM and Outdoor Badges are here!
A map of the United States showing the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. Map via NASA.gov[Courtesy of GSUSA]: What happens when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, blocking the sun’s rays? A solar eclipse! During a total eclipse of the sun, the sky goes dark for several … Continue reading The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Fun Facts to Prepare
GIRL CODE OPEN HOUSE KICK-OFF EVENT - AUGUST 19, 2017Girl Code is coming and we're holding a kick-off event at Camp Arnaz! Join us Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9 a.m. to noon at Arnaz Program Center for a STEM-sational GIRL CODE event! Girl Scouts can earn a GIRL CODE patch after completing fun, hands-on activities. Friends … Continue reading JOIN US AUGUST 19 FOR GIRL CODE STEM EVENT AT CAMP ARNAZ!
What is the Fields Medal? The Fields Medal, often described as the "Nobel Prize of Mathematics," is regarded as the most prestigious award in the field of mathematics. Maryam Mirzakhani who was the first and only woman to ever win the prestigious Fields medal in mathematics, passed away this month at age 40. Her story is an … Continue reading In Memoriam to Dr. Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields Prize for Mathematics