Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSSI) serves 14,000 girls and 4,800 adult volunteers in 40 ½ counties throughout southern Illinois. 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. (read more)
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Join us on a weeklong adventure into the world of science, technology, engineering and math. Enjoy robots, rockets, astronomy and days full of hands on science experiments while also taking part in traditional camp activities such as outdoor cooking and archery. On Wednesday, we will take a field trip to an area science museum. On Friday evening, we will have a "Camp Showcase" where the girls can show and teach their families what they learned during the week. Click here to read more!
Young girls need to be empowered and exposed to industries where they are underrepresented, and we are uniquely positioned to provide this exposure through hands on activities and exciting programs!
GSSI offers many STEM programs for girls of all grade levels. Click on any of the programs below for more information. And, don’t forget to check out our Resource Kits! Check back often for the latest updates and program additions!
If you are interested in participating in a robotics team, please contact Mary Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Between 2012 and 2020, STEM related employment is projected to increase by 16.5% to over 8.5 million jobs, 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: