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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.



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

TechnoQuest 2022 held at NC State Centennial Campus on Saturday, November 5th was a great success!  Over 200 Girl Scouts attended this one-day event where they interacted with and learned from leaders in STEM.  Thanks to the generous support of Duke Energy and numerous partner organizations, Girl Scouts had the opportunity to participate in mentoring sessions that included a Min2Win Challenge coached by female STEM leaders, small group speed mentoring, or fielding education and career questions to a diverse STEM panel.  Girls then moved on to conquer three hands-on workshops in everything from mechanical engineering and construction to alternative energy and cybersecurity!  Adult participants earned their First Aid/CPR/AED certification or attended a workshop track that covered Highest Awards in Girl Scouting, camping info, trail adventurers, and STEM resources in the community. 
Checkout our highlight video!

Planning is underway for TechnoQuest 2023 slated for next November!

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.” 


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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