Thursday, December 8, 2011

Public Service of New Hampshire and Girl Scouts Partner to Deliver STEM Programming to Girls

New Hampshire's Telegraph-Neighbors reports that because of a partnership between Public Service of New Hampshire and Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, more girls may consider careers in environmental science, engineering, mathematics or physics.

Public Service of New Hampshire is donating up to $11,000 for Girl Scout programs in science, technology, engineering and math to help address the growing need for STEM education initiatives for girls in grades 4-8.

“Public Service of New Hampshire is pleased to support this valuable investment in exciting careers for many of these young girls,” said Paulette Faggiano, PSNH corporate communications manager. “Along with many other organizations throughout the state, PSNH knows that a new generation of talented and skilled workers will be critical to the future health of our businesses and our communities.”

Using Girl Scout and Boston Museum of Science materials, 150 girls in Nashua, Manchester, Portsmouth and Keene will take part in what Girl Scouts call “discover by doing” over a series of weeks.