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S.T.E.M. Programs

Girl Scouts introduces girls of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) experiences relevant to everyday life. Whether they're discovering how a car's engine runs, how to manage finances, or exploring careers in STEM fields, girls are fast-forwarding into the future!

Many of the badges and Journey activities are S.T.E.M. focused. Check out the Program Resource Guide for more GSOFCT programs. Visit the GSUSA STEM Program page to learn more.

For more information or to get involved with our S.T.E.M. programs, email Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org.

 

Techbridge STEM Kits

TechbridgeGirl Scout Councils and Techbridge have joined together to offer five fun, hands-on program kits to inspire girls in science and engineering! Volunteers can reserve these boxes by filling out the reservation form. For more info, contact Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org.

 Program  Description
 Make it Green
Make it Green
Girls explore each stage of the green design process from brainstorming an idea, to creating a floor plan, to building with recycled materials as they construct a green studio.
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Design Time
Design Time
Girls work through the engineering design process and get their creative juices flowing with four playful design scenarios.
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Power it up
Power it Up
Girls learn about electronics and circuitry through a series of hands-on investigations. They explore Snap Circuits, learn about basic electronic components, and build different kinds of circuits.
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ThrillBuilders
ThrillBuilders
Welcome to a crazy carnival of your own creation. Explore simple machines as you build a merry-go-round, a bean-bag toss, and a race car.
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Engineers to the Rescue
Engineers to the Record
Survival skills meet science as you design water filters, wind-powered cranks, a message-carrying car, and safe shelter for your troop’s imaginary camping trip in Yellowstone National Park
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FIRST Teams
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Hartford Robotics Team

We are proud to continue our successful robotics and pre-robotics programs in collaboration with FIRST Robotics. Junior FIRST LEGO League serves girls ages 6-9. Teams of six girls research a topic, build a model based on their research, and present their work at an Expo. FIRST LEGO League, for teams of six to ten girls ages 9-14, is a robotics program in which teams research a topic, then build and program a robot to perform tasks related to that topic. The season runs from Sept 1 through mid-December, and culminates in tournaments across the state in which teams present their research to reviewers and compete for points on the robotics playing field. Girl Scouts of CT has limited grant funding to support teams by providing all the necessary equipment and registration fees. 
For more information contact Ellyn at esavard@gsofct.org.

Community Partner Events
Here are some of our recent STEM events sponsored by our Community Partners!

Sikorsky
GE Stamford
Sikorsky
Camp Sikorsky

More than 500 Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in middle and high school camp out on the front lawn of Sikorsky Aircraft and spend the weekend engaged in engineering activities and touring the host facility. 

 
GE
What’s in a Career?

Beginning with a video-conferenced flag ceremony, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors visited three GE locations to experience a day in the lives of women engineers, technology specialists, and finance experts.
It All Adds Up
 UConn SWE
Travelers
It All Adds Up!

Twenty five Cadettes spent the day at Travelers in Hartford as guests of Women in Actuarial and Analytics where they played Wheel of Losses, learned the how and why of insurance, and shared lunch with their new mentors.


 
UConn Society of Women Engineers
Engineering Workshop

The young women engineering students at UConn, many of whom were former Girl Scouts, hosted a workshop for Girl Scouts on the Storrs campus that included making chocolate asphalt, hunting for polymers, and creating a chemical rainbow.
 Discovery Museum  
Discovery Museum
Astronomy programs

The Discovery Museum introduces Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes to astronomy through telescope building, missions to the moon, planetarium shows and other engaging activities. 

 

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