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Inspiring a New Generation of Women In Science

At Girl Scouts we want to inspire girls to ask questions, explore the world around them, and make a difference. And pursuing a career in a science field does just that! As one young girl said “as a kid I asked a lot of why questions, and I found that science and math usually were the answers, the coolest answers, to all of my why questions”. Check out this video from the White House Science Fair to see some amazing girls’ projects that prove you’re never too young to dream big and create something new!

So how do you inspire your girls to love science and pursue their dreams? We’ve got program events for every age level in our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) category. Join us for our Junior Overnight at the the Cincinnati Museum CenterDaisy Day at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum or many more. Your girls can attend one, attend many, or even attend them all! It’s girls’ choice at its best. Scroll through our event calendar and be on the lookout for light orange STEM events to find your next science adventure. 

Ready for more of a challenge? Why not start a First Lego League in fall 2016?  The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a competition for students ages 9–14 . A new challenge is announced in September that focuses on a different real-world theme related to the sciences.  The team members design and program Lego Mindstorms robots to complete tasks and work on solutions to the various problems they are given. There are regional tournaments where teams can share their solutions, display their robots, and show off their teamwork skills. Check out a tournament near you this troop year and then if you’re interested in volunteering to start a league in your region, contact a member of the Program and Partnerships staff. For more information on how Girl Scouts of Western Ohio and FLL can go together check out this webinar: .

Ready to join us in inspiring girls to become the next generation of women in science? Let’s get started today!