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Girl Scouts get to explore science, space

June 5, 2014

Girl Scouts Mikayla Hefner, 11, left, and Amber Boop, 10, make a planet out of recycled materials. (Staff photo/Brittany Powell)

While getting more females into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers as a national initiative may not sound like fun and games, it may be as easy as visiting the local space museum.

Girl Scouts from various troops in the local area participated in a program hosted by the Armstrong Air and Space Museum and Girl Scouts of Western Ohio in order to earn their product designer merit badge this week.

“We really want more girls to be involved in sciences,” said Megan Ramey, program manager with the Lima office of the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “They need to be exposed to it in a really positive environment at a young age.”

According to stemedcoalition.org, 31 percent of STEM degrees are received by women in the United States.

For the full story, see the Thursday, June 5 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.
 

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