Local Girl Scouts explore science and technology

A local girlscout looks on at a Youth Summit put on by the girl scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.

Eau Claire, WI (WEAU) - Area girl scouts are exploring science and technology hands-on at UW-Eau Claire. About thirty scouts took part in different classes and activities to help boost their knowledge and confidence in areas like math and engineering, and introduce them to what college may be like.

It's all a part of a Youth Summit put on by the girl scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes. They are able to hold the summit with support from a grant from the American association of university women.

Carrie Andringa, Outreach Manager says “We've got girls who are in 7th and 11th grade at this program, so we have a variety of middle school and high schoolers who are at different stages in the process of thinking about college and higher education. But hopefully the program is beneficial to them in that they will them some campus life stuff but also about applying for college and making the right decisions for their future.”

She says this is the first year the program has been put on, and says she hopes more colleges will join in the coming years so more girls can get the experience.


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