#WomenInSTEAM at the Girls Scouts' STEM Expo!

Recently, #WomenInSTEAM was lucky enough to have a booth at the annual Girl Scouts STEM Expo... and let me tell you, goodness were there Girl Scouts! Over 2,000 to be exact, whew! (That's me on the right, with the help of my so sweet boyfriend and one of my closest friends Marcy on the left, who is also a #WomanInSTEAM... she's in video production!)

Our booth featured a couple projects...

#1: Architecture

My professional background is in architecture, so I just HAD to bring a little archi-love to the girls there! I spent hourssss pre-cutting walls & roofs for hundreds of houses... the girls were given markers, pens, & colored pencils to design their own home, adding windows, doors, porches, & designing roofs. Then we glued their roofs on & they were able to take home their very own architectural model! So fun! We even had a 3D Revit model up on the projector, showing them a professional project and giving them ideas for their own little designs!

#2: Braille

Also, our #WomenInSTEAM booth featured a Braille activity that would earn the scouts there a patch... Braille is a form of reading & writing for the blind, and since our primary outreach is via blog, the Braille activity only made sense at our booth! And let me tell you, GIRL was it fun! The scouts there got to see the Braille alphabet and spell out their names in Braille letters made of rhinestones!

The Girl Scouts STEM Expo is a beyond fantastic STEM event in the Atlanta area... there were dozens of booths present, all this different STEM/STEAM related activites for the thousands of scouts that came pouring in the doors that day. Hoverboards, video games, fashion, math, science, & physics were just the tip of the iceberg that day. Innnncredible!

Check out the gallery of others who were at the expo with us that day!

Be Sure To Follow #WomenInSTEAM on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram!

#architecture #art #education #GirlScouts #kids #science

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In America, & throughout the world, women are drastically underrepresented in STEAM fields, as well as in positions of power & influence.  We must do our part to begin to narrow the gap!  #WomenInSTEAM is dedicated to celebrating the women who are making their mark in the world... standing tall in a crowd of men & innovating in ways that energize us all.  Ladies, let's inspire the next generation of girls!  Lets show them that smart is beautiful, confidence is key, and independence is living! 

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