Through community collaborations, GSSI provides an extensive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program that allows girls to participate in robotics competitions, build bridges, discover science & technology and explore opportunities in non-traditional fields to uncover their full potential.
Want a taste of what STEM is all about at GSSI? Check out one of our
STEM themed day camps this summer! We have a mini camp for Daisies
and Brownies and a full week of STEM day camp for Juniors
Coming to southern Illinois – Totality!! On August 21, 2017, most of our council will be in line of the total solar eclipse! Check this map to see what you can expect if we have clear skies (and how to watch the eclipse safely). How about a Girl Scout Cookie twist on safely viewing the eclipse? You can also check out GSSI being featured on NASA Edge!
Girl Scouts are learning valuable life skills as they discover how to build and program robots. Under the guidance of mentors, girls experiment with new techniques and learn from the outcomes. Girl Scouts who participate in robotics teams discover their ability to succeed with technology while developing strong teamwork skills. We have robotics teams for all grade levels! Our JrFLL teams are for girls in grades K-3, our FLL teams are for girls in grades 4-8 and our FIRST Tech Challenge teams are for girls in grades 9-12. If you are interested in joining or starting a robotics team, let us know!
Are you looking for a different way to use the Cadette Breathe Journey with your girls? Check out this cool series from SETI and NASA called Girls Go to Mars!
Are you planning a trip outdoors and want to include some STEM? We have GPS units, rocket launchers, telescopes and Celestron Sky Scouts available for checkout. Contact us to discuss cost and use options.
At GSSI, we are always looking for community and business partners to help discover girls’ potential through STEM. STEM jobs are among the fastest growing sectors of our economy, yet only 25% of the STEM workforce is women. Research has pointed to the importance of mentors for attracting, retaining and promoting women in STEM careers. You and your business or community organization can help by funding a robotics program, mentoring girls on robotics teams or science career choices or partnering to host a STEM program or event. If you are interested in being an advocate for girls in STEM, we’d love to hear from you!