Girls in STEM '17
A new definition of STEM has been discovered. Ooh … ah, no way.

That’s according to the nearly 250 girls participating in Bloomsburg University’s recent GI-STEM Day designed to teach young girls how to enjoy both learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and be very successful in school in STEM subjects.

New this year, the STEM day was open to all girls in second through eighth grade from local school districts, such as Benton, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Central Columbia, Line Mountain, and Warrior Run). They joined regional Girl Scouts in Brownies (second and third grades), Juniors (fourth and fifth grades), and Cadettes (sixth-eighth grades) in getting excited about the STEM field.

During the program, the groups moved through hands-on STEM stations facilitated by education and nursing majors to learn about STEM principles. Also, they listened to female STEM speakers and presentations from Mad Science of Lehigh Valley and Chesapeake Bay Field Research Station.

GI-STEM Day was helped supported by a recent $25,000 grant from the PPL Foundation, which will also go to help support this summer’s Great STEM Adventure Camps.
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