Girl Scouts is committed to ensuring that every girl has the opportunity to explore and build an interest in STEM. The new State of Girls: Unfinished Business report by the Girl Scout Research Institute highlights that 74 percent of teen girls show interest in STEM; however, they have low exposure to STEM fields.
STEM-learning is featured throughout our unique Girl Scout Leadership Journeys and in the skill-building opportunities offered in The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.
Girls from Nation’s Capital attend Congressional STEM Fair
Girl Scouts and STEM Education
Girl Scouts' Research
Examples of Recent Public Policy Accomplishments
- Key stakeholder on federal legislation to inspire and support young girls and underrepresented minorities in STEM.
- Suggested directive language adopted in the U.S. Department of Education's annual funding bill.
- Co-hosted Congressional Briefing with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).
- Anna Maria Chávez, GSUSA National CEO, spoke at the Hispanic Caucus Institute's Public Policy Conference on early childhood education with a focus on STEM education.
- H.R. 4161, 21st Century STEM for Underrepresented Students Act: a bipartisan bill to inspire and support girls and underrepresented minorities to enter the STEM workforce. A version of this bill was successfully included in both Senate Chairman Rockefeller's comprehensive bill, American COMPETES Reauthorization bill of 2014, and House Chairman Smith's STEM bill.