Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)
From performing mind-boggling experiments to participating in
innovative technology workshops, STEM activities give Girl Scouts a
hands-on opportunity to learn about new and emerging fields.
Why STEM for girls?
According to The
Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI):
Girls like STEM! 74% of teen girls surveyed expressed
interested in STEM. They were especially drawn to aspects such as
understanding how things work, problem-solving, doing hands-on
activities, and asking questions.
There is a gap between STEM interest and career choice. While
81% of girls interested in STEM considered it a possible career,
only 13% ranked it their first choice.
Interest comes from exposure. Of girls who expressed interest
in STEM fields, over half knew a woman in a STEM career. The
majority of girls who did NOT express interest in STEM said they
knew more about other careers than they did about those in STEM
Explore STEM in New York City!
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York hosts troops for special,
hands-on activities at STEM institutions throughout the year. Recent
sites have included the New York Hall of Science and the National
Museum of Mathematics. Check out our virtual programs to learn more!