WHAT: Imagine STEM! Conference and Celebration Dinner
WHO: Adult volunteers and community partners needed!
WHEN: May 28-30; 8:00-5:00 pm | Closing Celebration Dinner, May 30, 5:00-7:00 pm
WHERE: Douglas High School | 1500 E. 15th Street | Douglas, AZ
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona (GSSoAZ) are empowering girls to pursue a future in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at “Imagine STEM!” in Douglas, AZ sponsored by APS. GSSoAZ is seeking adult volunteers and potential community partners to help facilitate this event on Tuesday through Thursday, May 28-30, 2013. Girls ages 8-13 will be present for the three day conference at Douglas High School to explore the exciting world of STEM through fun, hands-on projects.
“Our goal is to inspire and encourage as many girls as possible to pursue a future in STEM studies,” said Debbie Rich, CEO of Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona. “Currently females only represent 24 percent of the STEM workforce, a small percentage that we hope to increase in the future,” said Rich.
During the conference, GSSOAZ hopes that girls will have the opportunity to spend the day working with professionals in their field. Professionals in careers such as education, engineering and science are encouraged to volunteer at Imagine STEM. “This conference can open the door for many new opportunities for my daughter and her fellow Girl Scout troop members,” said Treshia Middleton, Girl Scout Junior Troop 902 leader. “I’m sure they will leave the conference with new interests and dreams for their future,” said Middleton.
Parents will also have a chance to participate in
the conference. There will be a family night celebration dinner where parents will learn how to support their daughters as they pursue an education in STEM. Participation is free and will include lunch and snacks. For more information or to volunteer with Imagine STEM, contact Liz Baker at 520.319.3169 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization dedicated to helping build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. GSSoAz serves over 14,000 girls in Southern Arizona and includes over 3,000 adult volunteers. Our goals are to provide a wide range of contemporary programs that reflect the unique needs and interests of all girls living in Southern Arizona, to empower girls to reach their full potential, and to give girls a voice in their community and in their own lives. For more information, please contact Veronica Ohl at (520) 319-3152.