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Why Girl Scouts & STEM?

  • Girl Scouts’ all-girl, supportive environment encourages girls to take more intellectual risks and try new activities.
  • Studies have shown that exposing girls to female STEM role models and participating in hands-on STEM activities increases their interest in STEM fields.
  • The foundation for a STEM career is laid early in life. Girl Scouts serves girls in K-12.
  • Interest in science among 8th graders is proven to be a better indicator than test scores for predicting future career choices.* Girl Scouts offers the perfect setting for fun STEM activities, increasing girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math.
  • 80% of future careers will demand knowledge of science and technology. If girls think science and technology is not for them, they will find themselves left out of most careers.*

 *Source: Coalition for Science After School’s “Fact Sheet”


Women of Science & Technology Day at Girl Scouts of Alaska
  • All girls participating in Women of Science events have the chance to try out different science-related activities through hands-on fun! The activities are led by women who work in fields of science and technology; these women serve as “real-life” examples of women who love science.
  • Women of Science & Technology Day started as an Anchorage event in 1993. 
Girl Scouts of Alaska Robotics Teams
  • FIRST Lego League (FLL) is a competition where girls compete in robot building, project research, and core values. Teams are made of 6-10 girls in 4th-8th grade, plus 2 adult coaches/mentors. Girls explore robotics through a variety of hands-on activities, including building and programming robots, learning teamwork, and doing research. Emphasis will be on teamwork and discovery. Learn more!