PA Commission for Women spotlights STEM, Girl Scouts

The Pennsylvania Commission for Women hosted a National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Day Event at the Pennsylvania State Museum on Nov. 8 to highlight women in various STEM careers and encourage girls to consider a future in STEM. The commission received 13 videos from women across the Commonwealth that showcased their careers in STEM.

The Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania partnered with the commission to bring girls to the museum to participate in STEM-related activities provided by the Pennsylvania State Library.

“The goal of this project is to allow girls and young women to explore STEM opportunities and spark their interest in pursuing a career in STEM,” said Commission for Women Executive Director Moriah Hathaway said in a news release. “We know that women are less likely to have careers in STEM, so we wanted to be a part of the solution by hosting this event.”

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Wolf were also in attendance at the event and encouraged the girls to pursue their STEM interests.
“As one of the four pillars in Girl Scouting, STEM programs – girl-focused STEM programs — lead to critical thinkers, better grades and the foundation for a successful future. We are so proud to be part of that experience,” said Janet Donovan, President and CEO of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania.

Enjoy the photos from this event.

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