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STEM Opportunities

Imagine her taking on some of the biggest challenges and problems our planet faces—and helping solve them. Or having a career that’s engaging and well paid. Imagine her teaming up with others to invent the future.

That future can be a reality, thanks to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM—starting as early as elementary school.

But we can change that! Let your girl see that STEM can help her make the world a better place! Girl Scouts who participate in girl-focused STEM programs:

  • Become better problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and inspirational leaders
  • Get better grades, earn scholarships, and follow more lucrative career paths
  • See STEM as the foundation for a meaningful and successful future

Perhaps she’d like to…build a robot, create an app, invent a medical device, develop a video game, design a car, protect the world’s wildlife, send a spacecraft to a faraway galaxy, cure a disease, keep the ocean clean, study the stars…the possibilities are truly endless! Visit Activities to register for an upcoming STEM activity.

Looking for a STEM program or event for your troop? Check out our STEM Community Partners.

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TechnoQuest

Girl Scouts, troop leaders and STEM professionals interested in working with Girl Scouts can attend or help facilitate TechnoQuest! TechnoQuest is an annual event held in the fall where Girl Scouts can participate in hands-on STEM activities, meet women STEM professionals, and meet other Girl Scouts interested in STEM! Troop leaders can attend and receive trainings, learn to facilitate Journeys, badges, and outdoor adventures. And of course, we couldn’t do it without our facilitators! 

2021 Event Info
Open to Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and adults
November 13, 2021 from 10am to 4pm
NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh

Fee: $16 per participant (in council), $21 per out of council & non-member participant. See registration for adult pricing (workshop dependent).

Find more information below or register here!

Girl Scouts

Join us for TechnoQuest 2021 at NC State's Centennial Campus for a brand- new series of workshops!  You’ll dive into hands-on learning in Space Science, Engineering, Coding, Food Science, Robotics and more! Girl Scout Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors will meet incredible women in STEM, participating in a speed mentoring session! Lunch is included!

Registration deadline is November 2, 2021. Register here! Once you register, you will get access to workshop sign-ups! See below for full workshop list.

Workshop Options (subject to change)

Grades 4-5

  • Star-Studded Space Adventure!
  • Science Writing
  • Math in Nature
  • Robot Basics
  • Forensic Files – Girl Scout Edition
  • Engineering on the Move!     

Grades 6-7

  • Food Science
  • Whodunnit – Dive into Forensics
  • Across the Universe – Space Science Exploration
  • Think Like an Engineer
  • Robots in Action
  • Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Grades 8-12

  • Robots 101
  • Think Like an Engineer
  • Science of Style
  • Coding for Good
  • Ad Astra – To the Star!
  • Codebreaker – A Cybersecurity Challenge
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Troop Leaders and Adults

We can’t just let Girl Scouts have all the fun! Whether you’re attending while your Girl Scout is at TechnoQuest herself, or you’re coming on your own, you can get certified in First Aid & CPR, learn to facilitate STEM badges and Journeys, and meet other troop leaders doing the same! TechnoQuest adult programming is built to make you more confident leading STEM activities and taking your Girl Scouts out into nature! Have fun and learn a ton. Lunch included.

Register here! Once you register, you will get access to workshop sign-ups! See below for full workshop list. 

Workshop Options (subject to change)

  • Child & Adult First Aid & CPR
  • STEM Journey Facilitation
  • Robotics
  • Team Games
  • Trail Activities
  • Highest Awards
  • Camp Set-Up
STEM Professionals

TechnoQuest is a great place for professionals of all kinds to share their love of STEM with Girl Scouts! There are a few options for participation below! To let us know you’re interested, fill out this form

Speed Mentoring

Share your love of science, technology, math and engineering with Girl Scouts of all ages. Answers questions and help Girl Scouts work towards their STEM Career Exploration badge and learn about your career field and day-to-day life!

Workshop Facilitation

Each year we mix up the workshop selections for our Girl Scouts. We try to base workshop selection off of our badges and other awards and make them hands-on and tons of fun! Each year, check out our facilitator interest form to pick which workshops sounds fun to facilitate, or to make a suggestion for a workshop you’d like to create! More information about the workshops can be requested by emailing ahren@nccoastalpines.org

Please note- even for the workshops that have already been created, we want to showcase YOU. The workshop subjects are decided ahead of time, but we want you to add your interest and flair – or suggest your own!

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Previous TechnoQuest Events

“TechnoQuest increased my confidence a lot. Not only in my regular school classes but in myself. I enjoyed learning how many women there are in the STEM fields that I have heard of and can look up to.” 

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Past Workshops:

  • Making a Mess in the Kitchen
  • DNA Detectives – Using Biology to Solve Crimes
  • Animal Science – Vet Medicine
  • UNCW MarineQuest Ghost(net)busters
  • Coding for Good
  • Make Virtual Reality Real
  • Potions Class – Exploring the Magic of Polymer Chemistry
  •  Photon Spies – Cryptography and Quantum Mechanics
  • Perseverance the Mars Rover Space Exploration

             

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