Blog Post by: Samantha Gibson, Communications Intern
Who says Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are just for boys? Today’s world is widely influenced by these industries, but unfortunately most girls aren’t pursuing them. Girl Scouts has made a movement through S.T.E.M. workshops to introduce girls to the opportunities and role models in these specific fields. Are these workshops working? Well we heard straight from girls themselves!
More than 20 local girls attended the two day S.T.E.M. Careers workshop at Chevron in Bakersfield. The group of six seventh-grade girls experienced Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through games, activities and guest speakers. They felt that learning about these fields is important for Girl Scouts because it encourages them to pursue better jobs and enter fields they previously didn’t know about. They discovered that there are a broad range of diverse careers for women in S.T.E.M. fields. An area they enjoyed learning about was the variety of engineering jobs available. Overall, their favorite activities of the day were learning about the pharmaceutical industry by filling M&M “prescriptions” and creating a design for their very own website.
We encourage girls to take a step out of the box and experience the next S.T.E.M. workshop on Saturday December 1, in Bakersfield. The fun-filled day could lead your daughter to a more successful future!