Contact: Brenda Vento
Chief Marketing Officer
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
(414) 443-3977
cell: (262) 781-9072
[email protected]

More than 100 Girl Scouts will explore hands-on learning in non-traditional careers

Milwaukee, March 12, 2019
 — Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) will connect more than 100 Girl Scouts with female faculty and student mentors from Milwaukee Area Technical College for Girl Scouts in STEM Design and Discovery Day, presented by GE Healthcare. Girls will explore a variety of non-traditional careers experiencing hands-on activities in electronic technology, HVAC, machining, welding, diesel and powertrain, carpentry, police science, architecture, and more. The event will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM), 6665 S. Howell Avenue, Oak Creek.   

Girl Scouts in grades 6-12 will receive specialized learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers while earning badges and participating in a day of hands-on science and technology experiences. They’ll discover technologies needed to create a robot, practice wiring and circuitry, gas metal arc welding, tool and die machining, and learn more about becoming an engineer, designer, scientist, innovator, entrepreneur, and leader.

In 2018, Girl Scouts of the USA released 30 new badges to give girls even more opportunities to experience hands-on programming in robotics, space science, mechanical engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, environmental stewardship, and college exploration. The new badges were designed to prepare girls to empower themselves and unleash their inner strengths, while giving them a foundation to pursue non-traditional careers and advocate for their communities. Girl Scouts’ unique approach to girls and STEM learning is grounded in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which ensures that activities are girl-led, involve learning by doing, and cooperative learning. 

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