Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska and Strategic Air and Space Museum (SASM) are combining efforts to give girls experience with programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), at the Nebraska State Fair, August 24-September 3.
A recent Girl Scout Research Institute study revealed that 74% of high school girls are interested in STEM, but few pursue careers in these areas, in part because many think they'd have to work harder than men to be taken seriously.
In response to these findings Girl Scouts of the USA and the Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska council are providing girls with life-long leadership tools and offering programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
Among the booth activities will be hands-on robotic activities, Girl Scout Robotics team participants on select days, and STEM activities from Girl Scouts of the USA on computers and a big screen.
Girl Scout membership information will be available. The booth will be located in the 4-H/FFA Commercial building.