Opening the Door for Future Leaders in STEM!
From computer forensics labs and medical simulations to the great outdoors, Girl Scouts of Orange County is delivering mind-blowing STEM experiences to young women who may not have realized that science, technology, engineering and math impact almost everything they do in their daily lives. Through the My STEM Life Badge, one of the first STEM badges in the nation, Girl Scouts of Orange County is opening the door to a multitude of exciting careers.
Saachi, a 9th grader from Girl Scout Senior Troop 990 in Irvine, completed her My STEM Life badge in July, which included a visit to the Kaiser Simulation Lab where female doctors demonstrated emergency room scenarios. She discovered how every element of STEM is involved in the daily activity of saving lives.
“Originally, I thought only science and technology were necessary for doctors to save a patient’s life, but now I realize that the engineering of equipment and the mathematics behind procedures are also integral in the ER,” said Saachi.