Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: STEM pervades every
aspect of our society, and is the engine of our future. Girl Scouts is
committed to reducing the STEM gap by making sure girls feel supported
and confident in exploring these exciting and important fields,
despite the societal pressure, stereotypes, and obstacles they may encounter.
When girls participate in Girl Scout STEM programs, they benefit in
four important ways:
· STEM Interest—Girls are excited about STEM subjects and want to
learn more about them.
· STEM Confidence—Girls have confidence in their STEM skills and abilities.
· STEM Competence—Girls think scientifically to solve problems.
· STEM Value—Girls learn the importance and relevance of STEM to
people and society.
The goal of these outcomes is simple: to let girls know that STEM is
for them. Each of these outcomes builds resilience and persistence in
girls and helps them form life-long identities as scientists,
innovators, engineers, and mathematicians.
more about how these STEM outcomes matter.