Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Girl Scouts Solve a Murder at Mystery Lunch

The Daily Athenaeum reports that Girl Scouts in West Virginia helped solve a mock-murder investigation while learning about careers in science and math. At the Murder Mystery Lunch organized by the West Virginia University Society of Women Engineers, Girl Scouts from around Morgantown worked to solve the mystery while learning about career exploration, water testing, noise pollution, environmental awareness and other cultures. The Girl Scouts tried to solve the murder mystery by talking to each other and sharing their clues. Brittany Goff, a junior industrial engineering major and member of the West Virginia University chapter of Society of Women Engineers states:
"SWE does this event every year... We try to promote math, science and engineering to girls. We want to expose them to the fields because, a lot of times, it is geared toward boys, instead."
This event sounds like a ton of fun! Would any Girl Scouts in your area be interested in solving a similar mystery?