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IMAGINE Your STEM Future
Imagine girls in careers that foster creativity, action, a good income, and opportunities to change the world for the better. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills can get girls there!
As a longtime supporter of Girl Scouts, AT&T is honored to support IMAGINE Your STEM Future. This four-part series is designed to pique 9th–12th grade girls' interest in STEM careers, while inspiring them through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Each part includes an icebreaker, two hands on-activities, and a closing career exploration. With ties to GIRLtopia and BLISS: Live It! Give It!, two offerings for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors from GSUSA's national leadership Journeys, girls use STEM to imagine a better world for themselves and others.
Find out more about how Girl Scouts and AT&T have united to advance underserved high school girls in science and engineering.
Engineers are creative problem-solvers who aim to improve the world, increase productivity, and help people live better lives. They apply math and science principles to design everything from 3-D televisions to bionic body parts to hybrid cars. Just imagine how many engineers worked to improve airplanes so they can carry up to 800 people—or, how many engineers created the Kingda Ka roller coaster that travels at 128 miles per hour! Engineers not only work on exciting projects, but are also part of a growing field with above-average salaries.
Imagine Engineering provides an overview of types of engineers and their job duties—but this is just the beginning. You’ll also find profiles of women engineers, tips and advice, and Web sites where you can learn more. The program was developed in partnership with the National Science Foundation.
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
FIRST is an organization dedicated to "inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills." FIRST recognizes the importance of developing girls' courage, confidence and character to make this world a better place through engagement in hands-on engineering and science programs.
FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) introduces girls to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) using LEGO MINDSTORMS®. Girls engage in activities that test technical skill with robot design and programming while exposing them to leadership skills through annual research-oriented community projects, promoting awareness of current issues.
Lockheed Martin provides opportunities for girls to explore science, mathematics, engineering, and technology in a supportive, hands-on, and noncompetitive environment. Lockheed Martin also sponsors Space Day, which connects girls, volunteers, parents, and space enthusiasts to advance math, science, and technology education.
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Girl Scouts of the USA and Motorola Solutions share a vision: Girls across the country and around the world are the future experts needed in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This vision led to joint efforts to conduct research on the most promising practices related to informal educational programming that inspires and ignites the imaginations of girls. As more girls are interested and engaged in STEM fields throughout their youth, more girls will go on to pursue careers that use STEM to solve the challenges the world faces. Motorola Solutions is also the premier sponsor of Girls Scouts of the USA's FIRST Robotics program, supporting hundreds of teams across the country.
Girl Scouts of the USA has worked with NASA for more than 15 years to promote interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). With a shared common goal to enable more youth and adults to embrace the value of STEM, NASA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GSUSA. Strengthening this comprehensive partnership has provided adult development training opportunities, materials development, career exposure, research sharing, mentors, community outreach exhibits, summer internships for girls, field trips relating to earth and solar exploration.
Currently, more than one-third of Girl Scout councils have attended one or more trainings by NASA science experts. These councils have engaged over 100,000 girls in NASA missions, research and centers across the United States and International locations.
National Center for Women and IT (NCWIT)
Girl Scouts of the USA and the National Center for Women and IT (NCWIT) recognize that information technology is changing the world. Unlike anything since the printing press, IT is revolutionizing the way we work, play, communicate, and learn. Because so few women are inventing the technology upon which our society increasingly depends, we cannot know what problems they would solve or what products they would conceive. From both an innovation and workforce perspective, girls' and women's continued absence in IT has major repercussions for our country's preparedness, competitiveness, economic well-being, and quality of life.
Learn more about our research with the National Center for Women and IT on promising practices in informal IT education for girls. Financial support provided by the National Science Foundation.