About the Program
Girl Scouts of the USA is unleashing a new partnership with Discovery Education to spark girls’ interest in STEM and help them unleash their G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential. Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist provides educators and Girl Scouts troop leaders with standards-aligned curriculum that aims to address gender equity in STEM education across the country through a series of girl-led, girl-tested, and girl-approved resources for students in grades 2-5.
New STEM Resources
Virtual Field Trip
This first-ever girl-led VFT will demonstrate how any student can use the scientific method to help build a better world and inspire them to take positive actions through STEM in their classrooms and communities.WATCH!
Women continue to be underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, collectively. Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist is working to change this trend!
The research report,Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math has recommended a two-prong approach to tackle this problem that will be at the center of this transformational program:
• Prime the early interest in STEM that already exists in girls (Girls DO like STEM!)
• Turn this interest into action to make STEM a career choice for girls
Let’s lead the way to expand STEM opportunities and create a more equitable future for all.
STEM Girls Change the World
To be competitive in the global market, over the next decade, the U.S. will need an astounding 1 million more STEM professionals than it’s on track to produce. The time is now to invest in STEM for all and especially girls!
Girls Like STEM
Did you know girls are overwhelmingly interested in STEM? Findings show that a total of 74% of teen girls are interested in STEM!
Girls Want to Change the World
But don’t always see that they can do this and help people through a STEM career. Highlighting this can help make STEM a priority for girls now and in the future.
STEM Careers Help Close the Wage Gap for Women
While women still take home $0.92 for every $1.00 earned by men in STEM fields, careers in these industries prove to be a great start to reducing this inequality.
More Girls in STEM = More Workers, Educators, and Innovators
Researchers and experts in STEM education agree that boosting the number of women in STEM fields would expand our nation’s pool of workers, educators, and innovators for the future, bring a new dimension to the work, and potentially tackle problems that have been overlooked in the past.