Girl Scouts upcoming STEM lab at Pennsylvania College of Technology

The Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and the PPL Foundation will be holding a G.I.R.L. STEM Lab at Pennsylvania College of Technology from 8:30 to 3 p.m. March 23. Girl Scouts will have hands-on opportunities to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) learning and work with STEM professionals. This year’s theme is Spark Curiosity.

Two-hundred Girls Scouts in the state between sixth and 12th grade and 50 girls kindergarten between fifth grades will work side-by-side with Penn College’s business and hospitality, construction and design technologies, industrial, computing and engineering technologies, nursing and health science, humanities and visual communications, transportation and natural resources technology faculty and staff to earn badges and participate in workshops.

Girl Scouts also will hear from Penn College leadership about the future of STEM and will earn a Spark Curiosity patch. Lunch will be provided.

Registration is free and opens on Feb. 11. In the event of inclement weather, the STEM Lab will take place on March 30.

In 2018, the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania held a STEM expo in February had more than 500 attendees.

“Today’s students will be the leaders of tomorrow and sparking girls’ curiosity about STEM subjects at a young age helps build a strong foundation that will be critical for our future,” said Lissette Santana, chief operating officer of the PPL Foundation. “We’re excited to support the Girl Scouts’ Girls GO STEAM events throughout Pennsylvania, which is giving girls hands-on, fun and creative learning opportunities.”

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