Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gold Award recipient represents Girl Scouts at STEM Fair held in Washington, D.C. by Women's Policy, Inc.

Olivia Sullivan (left) explains her project
On Thursday, July 24, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient Olivia Sullivan from Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital represented Girl Scouts at a STEM fair held by Women's Policy, Inc, in Washington, D.C.

For her Gold Award project, Olivia organized a five-day camp for second and third graders who live at SERVE homeless shelter in northern Virginia. Olivia worked with a local elementary school teacher to create twenty activities designed to introduce children at a young age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Since the completion of her Gold Award project, Olivia has organized STEM programs for Girl Scout troops and 4-H clubs. Olivia will be attending St. Olaf College this fall, where she plans to major in Biology with dreams of serving our country in the Navy as an OBGYN.

Prominent female members of Congress from both sides of the aisle attended the event. Members in attendance included Rep. Donna Edwards, Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues; Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Chair, Republican Conference, and former Co-Chair, Women's Caucus; Rep. Susan Brooks, Co-Chair, Education/STEM Task Force, Women's Caucus; Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, Co-Chair, Education/STEM Task Forice, Women's Caucus; Rep. Lois Capps, Co-Chair, Women's Health Task Force, Women's Caucus; and many more!