With Idaho’s tech sector becoming one of the fastest growing in the nation, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center are helping prepare girls to be the future STEM leaders of the state.
About 100 girls in eastern Idaho signed up to explore STEM beyond the classroom at the STEM Exploration Day at the Waterfront at Snake River Landing on Saturday.
There were plenty of hands-on activities provided by local organizations like Fluor Idaho, Idaho Falls Power, Idaho Falls Police, Idaho Falls Fire, ISU College of Technology, EIRMIC, INL and many more.
“One of the founding pillars for our program is STEM,” said Traci Swift, the STEM specialist for Girl Scouts of Silver Sage. “We’re really passionate about getting girls interested and staying interested in STEM. This is one of our events where we try to get as many girls as we can to come, enjoy and have fun.”
This is the third time that Girl Scouts of Silver Sage have run the program in Idaho Falls. They say it has grown each time.
The Scouts also say want to thank EIRMIC, STEM Action Center, AT&T and INL for sponsoring the STEM Exploration Day