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CEO Nancy Nygren Talks About STEM on The City Square Podcast

Listen as CEO Nancy Nygren visits The City Square podcast to talk about building new OC STEM experiences with the GSOC STEM Consortium! Plus, hear more about how Girl Scouts empowers girls to discover their passions, grow their skills, and take action in their communities. bit.ly/2dX4LY2.

Launched in 2015, the Girl Scouts of Orange County STEM Consortium is OC’s first collaboration of its kind through which Girl Scouts works with leading STEM companies to bring vital STEM experiences to girls across Orange County.

The inaugural consortium developed Orange County’s first Girl Scout STEM Badge-- My STEM Life-- for Girl Scout Cadettes in grades 6-8. View the press release here.

This year’s STEM Consortium, see logos below for current members, has broadened its impact through creation of a brand new badge for Girl Scout Juniors in grades 4-5 - STEMsational ME! View the press release here.

Vision:

Girls in OC embrace STEM educational opportunities, recognizing its importance for their future success.  OC STEM businesses achieve their growth objectives through girls seeing themselves in STEM careers and have the courage and confidence to pursue their dreams. 

Objectives:

Together, the STEM Consortium and the GSOC will bring high quality and diverse STEM program experiences to the more than 21,000 Girl Scouts in Orange County, demonstrating STEM's relevancy to the girls' interests.  We will provide the support and training necessary for Girl Scout troop leaders and other adult volunteers to deliver these programs within the troop setting. In doing so, we intend to help close the STEM gender gap.

Outcomes:  

  • Girls are more excited about STEM classes at an early age
  • Girls believe STEM is for girls
  • Girls better understand the importance and role of STEM in helping them get into college and obtaining a career they desire
  • Girls believe they can succeed at STEM
  • Girls “meet” women in STEM careers and can see themselves in the future
  • Girls understand how STEM plays a role in what interests them
  • Girls can connect science and creativity
  • Girls are curious about STEM and ask questions, enhancing critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Girls better understand the relevancy of STEM education to their lives

 

If you are a company or organization interested in becoming a part of the Girl Scouts of Orange County STEM Consortium, please contact Bradley Wedekind, Development Director at BWedekind@girlscoutsoc.org or 949-461-8838.

STEM Consortium Members

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STEMsational Me! Badge for Juniors

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GSOC’s Second Council’s Own Badge is exclusively for GSOC Juniors and offers opportunities for girls to find out how science, technology, engineering, and math are a big part of their lives in OC! More information.

My STEM Life Badge for Cadettes

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GSOC’s First Council’s Own Badge is exclusively for GSOC Cadettes and offers opportunities for girls to find out how science, technology, engineering, and math are a big part of their lives in OC! More information.