Monday, April 16, 2012

Texas Junior League Partners with Girl Scouts to Deliver STEM Programming

In Texas, KBTX TV reports that more than 80 Girl Scouts were at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Saturday for the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Conference.

The Girl Scouts scouts learned about a range of careers including crime scene investigation, oceanography, gemology, and even visual arts and animation.

“The program is really a partnership of the Girl Scouts of Central Texas the Junior League of Bryan-College Station and the Texas A&M Health Science Center and really the event couldn’t happen if we didn’t have all three of those players," said Aimee Smith, Junior League of Bryan-College Station STEM Conference Chair.

"We just encourage the girls and the community to support the things that we're doing to give girls that opportunity to build those skills in those areas," said Etta Moore, Girl Scouts of Central Texas CEO.

The Junior League of Bryan - College Station helped facilitate the event to give girls exposure to careers historically dominated by men.