Girl Scout Engineering Day

MEET THE GSED DIRECTOR!

Sophie Reynolds is the Girl Scout Engineering Day Director. She is incredibly excited about her role and the impact she can make inspiring young girls about STEM.

Email: sreynolds@mines.edu 

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Mines Campus
Student Center Ballrooms A-E

 

Every year, SWE hosts Girl Scout Engineering Day, a half-day outreach event for junior girl scouts where participants are exposed to different areas of STEM. This year’s theme is “Under Pressure”. Ideal gas laws and air pressure are constantly experienced in day-to-day life but never truly observed. Engineers and scientists must understand these topics to successfully identify and solve problems. Our world would look a lot different if we didn’t have ideal gas law and pressure, so it’s important to understand them and how they can be used together. Junior girl scouts will learn about these topics through exciting demonstrations and hands-on activities. 

Girl Scout Engineering Day prepares participants to: 

  • Define introductory science, engineering, and mathematics concepts
  • Demonstrate their interest in STEM with continued active engagement in STEM-type classes, and extracurricular activities

Apply their learning to future hands-on experiences to complete the Girl Scout STEM badge 

Click here to check out GSED in the news!

Click here to check out the activities from the virtual GSED in 2020!

Quotes from Post-Event Parent Survey:

Thank you so much for the fun day today! It was so great to see the girls excited about learning about STEM. It was also inspiring seeing all the young, talented, women pursuing careers in STEM. Thanks so much for your time and effort in making this great learning experience for the girls! I love that SWE exists!”

“Thank you so much for organizing a wonderful STEM event for the Girl Scouts! My daughter had a great time and discussed several activities afterwards.  She also reiterated her desire to learn more coding. Now if she can combine coding, with her love of dragons, she will be well on her way to a dream career.”

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