Girl Scout STEM van rolls into Casper
Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming take science, technology, engineering and math programming on the road
CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After traveling through Montana and Southern Wyoming, the Girl Scout STEM van has finally made its way to Natrona County.
Briana Rickman, the director of fund development for the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, says, “I think there’s a little bit of a stereotype about girls being in STEM and we want to crush that. We want girls to realize they can do STEM just like boys.”
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM fields are primarily male-dominated, and Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming hopes to change that by inspiring girls to explore those areas of study. Equipped with technology and gadgets, the STEM van offers girls in the Casper area an opportunity to see themselves pursuing a career in STEM related fields.
Rickman says, “Getting to empower these girls and these young women... They are our future. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place and this is just one avenue where we get to do that.”
This week the STEM van will be stopping in Torrington and Douglas. Folks in Casper will also have a chance to check it out at the Casper Kid’s Fest on September 9.
Click here for more information on the Girl Scout STEM van tour.
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