STATEWIDE, CONN. (April 24, 2018) – On Tuesday, April 24, Girl Scouts of Connecticut was honored with the Connecticut Science Center’s 2018 STEM Achievement Award. The award recognized the organization’s work to further STEM education and workforce development in Connecticut by inspiring engagement in STEM fields.
The mission of the Connecticut Science Center is to inspire lifelong learning through innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science and to open science to a more diverse audience, engaging people from all social and cultural backgrounds.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Senior Manager of STEM Program, Ellyn Savard, attended the breakfast along with other Girl Scouts of Connecticut staff, volunteers, and supoprters on Tuesday morning. Savard has been instrumental in delivering STEM programming to more than 7,500 girls ages 5-18 every year in its council-sponsored programming, including robotics with over 100 teams in eight years, three national winners in its rocketry programs, astronomy, engineering, coding, marine biology, environmental and citizen science, financial literacy, and cyber security programming.
“I’d like to thank the Connecticut Science Center for this tremendous honor,” said Savard. “I have been involved with the Connecticut Science Center for 10 years, and I admire all that they do to help bridge the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and math, and encourage girls that there are no limits in achieving their dreams. .At Girl Scouts, we are all about practicing everyday leadership, preparing girls to empower themselves, and promoting G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ experiences. Innovation is a big deal in STEM, and Girl Scouts are truly thinkers, inventors, and makers.”
For more information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut and STEM, visit gsofct.org.