Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Girl Scouts Introduce Tech Careers With Summer Camp

Take a look at a fantastic story on Tampa's NBC News Channel 8 about a recent summer camp called 'Minds for Design' where Girl Scouts were building electrical circuits for devices like a doorbell or electric fan. Only 27% of current STEM-related jobs are held by women, and the Girl Scouts is hoping to increase that number by highlighting female role models who have already blazed a path in these careers.

The text of the article highlights the fact that leaders of the Girl Scouts feel that as the largest organization serving girls in the country, they have an opportunity to influence the next generation of leaders. As the STEM careers continue to increase, they want Girl Scouts to be prepared and be confident. Definitely read the entire article.