Monday, August 17, 2015

GSSI STEM Program Team Attends "Spotlight on STEM" Conference

GSSI's STEM Program team Emily & Mary recently participated in a "Spotlight on STEM" conference at Girl Scouts' Edith Macy Conference Center. The conference, sponsored by Noyce Foundation and Techbridge, focused on developing exciting programming, building community partnerships and other ways to engage girls in science, technology, engineering and math.
Emily and Mary also gave a presentation about GSSI's successful "Imagine Your STEM Future" program, which provided more than 200 girls in underserved high schools with hands-on activities and learning sessions designed to inspire interest in STEM careers.  The program was funded by a grant from Girl Scouts of the USA and AT&T.
"It was great learning from GSUSA and from the 40 councils (and GSUSA overseas) the different ways we all implement STEM programming," said Stanley.  "It was an honor to represent our success at the Grant Funded Initiatives Showcase session and really show that GSSI staff and volunteers are experts at implementing tough programming and inspiring girls to succeed."