Monday, March 31, 2014

Girl Scouts Bridging the STEM Gap at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory


This spring marks the first Girl Scouts Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL). Hosted on Saturday, May 17, the Girl Scouts PPPL STEM Fair in Princeton is open to girls in grades 3-5 and grades 6-12.

Our mission is to enhance the Girl Scout STEM Program, which aims to increase girls’ exposure to these fields. It may not surprise you that women are highly underrepresented in STEM, both in academia and industry. Through the STEM Program and other initiatives, the Girl Scouts are working to empower girls to pursue their interests and become leaders in STEM.

On May 17, 2014 the PPPL will open its doors to 250 Girl Scouts in Grades 3 to 12 from New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.



STEM Fair Educational Expo:





The mission of the Girl Scout STEM Fair Scientific Advisory Board was to enhance the Girl Scout STEM Program, which aims to increase girls’ exposure to these fields.

It may not surprise you that women are highly underrepresented in STEM, both in academia and industry.

Through the STEM Program and other initiatives, the Girl Scouts are working to empower girls to pursue their interests and become leaders in STEM.

The STEM Fair Educational Expo will take place from 11:15 to 1:00 pm and girls in grades 6 to 12 as well as their leaders are encouraged to talk to the various university admissions officers, student representatives, and STEM counselors represented.



Her Story in STEM: 

In the last session of the day, Girls in Grades 6 to 12 and their leaders will also be invited to attend “Her Story in STEM” college panel. 

Here the girls will meet with current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as college admission officers to learn more about the college process.

Girls in middle school and high school will have the opportunity to learn about steps to take for college preparation and STEM paths.


Girls in Grades 3 to 5:
Girls in Grades 3 to 5 will learn about the four phases of matter using hands on “plasma toys,” build their own solar and hydrogen fuel cell car, see a Robotics demonstration, and attend a fire safety demonstration. 


Girls in Grades 6 to 12:
Girls in grades 6 to 12 will have the opportunity to attend a robotics demonstration and two elective workshops.



Workshops include: Communications, Basics of Photography, Chemistry, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD), Computer Programming, Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Engineering, Environmental Science, Fire Safety, Invention, Nuclear Science, Sustainability & Conservation, Technology of Computers

Questions?

Do you have any questions about the Girl Scout STEM Day at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory? 

Contact:
GSLE Program Specialist - Marisa Dietrich
mdietrich@gscsnj.org
732-821-9090 Ext. 158

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