Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Girl Scouts Fast Track Futures in STEM

Fostering girls’ innovation and preparing them to lead in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is the Girl Scout way. Since 1913, we’ve been acquainting girls to the world of STEM, and we continue to offer unique girl-led opportunities for them to flex their STEM skills.

Coding, designing video games, developing apps, and engineering racing cars are just a handful of the exciting STEM-related activities that girls can take on as Girl Scouts.

Don’t just take our word for it—check out the Girl Scouts from Dallas, Detroit, Miami, and New Jersey who competed locally and live on the TODAY Show in a Ford Girls’ Fast Track Races event featuring cars that the four girls built themselves. As an added bonus to the $5,000 prizes, Ford spokesperson Danica Patrick officiated the race’s championship.

So, how did this all happen?

In 2016, Ford teamed up with four Girl Scout councils in four U.S. cities to bring the excitement of car racing to hundreds of Girl Scouts in Dallas, Detroit, Miami, and New Jersey. Through this collaboration, Girl Scouts put crucial STEAM concepts, such as engineering, design, and aerodynamics, to the test by building and racing wooden cars. Awesome, right?

Visit www.girlscouts.org/STEM to learn how our STEM program can benefit your girl.

Read more about Ford Girls’ Fast Track Races.