#STEMstrong Girl Scouts hone skills with design, robotics and more

Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri offers numerous empowering ways for girls to explore STEM in the region. Here’s a look at a few:

Tower built from Girl Scout cookie boxes

Cookie Construction is a six-month mentorship program with local female architects and designers and Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri. Girls work with their mentors to plan, design and build 8ft x 8ft structures made out of flat cookie boxes. Build day is the first Saturday in March at Crown Center where all the teams come together and build for four hours. Once complete, a team of jurors selected by the American Institute of Architecture–KC picks a Jurors Choice Award. Read more.

Two girls hammering

Machine Shop Chic: Cadette Girl Scouts came to the KC Engineering Zone to create personalized dog tags using two different methods. With guidance from the KC STEM Alliance staff, girls created one tag using the shear press, drill press, grinder and stamps. The second tag was created using the CNC Router machine.

Group of girls coding small robot

Troop 4070 – FIRST LEGO League Jr: Brownie Troop 4070 spent the year diving into the world of robotics. Girl Scouts worked hard all year coding and building their robots, attending competitions for inspiration and building their displays to talk about all their hard work. To learn how to start your own FIRST LEGO League Jr. or FIRST LEGO League team, visit www.kcfirst.org.

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