Hundreds of Girl Scouts enjoy a night of fun at Inaugural Time Warner Cable Girls STEM Expo
Two incredible STEM role models, 50+ hands-on activities and an 800 pound ballet studio display complete with KC ballet dancers = a night of STEM Awesomeness!
What a fantastic night, hundreds of Girl Scouts 4th grade and up had at the Inaugural Time Warner Cable Girls STEM Expo last Saturday at Science City. The evening kicked off for the first 400 Girl Scouts to sign up for the Expo with a special Q&A with STEM Advocate and Actress Emma Dumont and KMBC Meteorologist Erin Little. It was cool to learn how Emma and Erin got their passion for STEM, and wow did Girl Scouts ask great questions!
Following the Q&A, Girl Scouts descended on Science City where they encountered hands-on activities, some a part of permanent activities.
And others made possible by community STEM partners. You could hear the sound of laughter and see busy girls trying out everything from the sky bike, which put the laws of physics to the test. To our display, clouds in a bottle with special guest Meteorologist Erin Little.
Certainly the highlight of the evening was the Time Warner Cable display where girls learned about the science behind ballet. Emma Dumont took the lead in this activity and was joined by dancers from the KC Ballet. Emma shared her love for dance combined with her STEM expertise and then girls got a chance to put their ballet skills to the test.
Giving girls an opportunity to try out STEM will help open the door to possibility. 81% of girls are interested in pursuing a STEM career, but only 13% say it is their first choice. To ignite their passion for STEM, we must give girls more opportunities like this Girls STEM Expo and connection to female role models working in the field. We are committed to building the pipeline of future STEM leaders with our amazing Girl Scouts! We can’t wait to see you at a future STEM activity!