On November 13, Girl Scouts held our annual TechnoQuest event, a day of STEM exploration and learning. Nearly 100 girls from 4th grade all the way through high school were deeply engaged in hands-on STEM workshops, and you could feel the excitement in the air! In typical Girl Scout fashion, the girls embraced the experience and were thrilled to be together building, experimenting, coding, and thinking like scientists and engineers.
Workshops included Codebreakers, Science of Style, Food Science, Math in Nature, Robots 101, Forensic Files, Space Science and Engineering on the Move, to name a few. From designing, prototyping, and testing dog life vests, to coding a robot through a tricky maze, to measuring the pH levels in different baking supplies, Girl Scouts were captivated by the STEM activities throughout the day. Girls also were able to participate in speed mentoring and speak to women in STEM careers about their various pathways and work. We are so grateful to our volunteer facilitators, mentors, and NCSU Student Engineering Ambassadors who came out and inspired future female leaders in these competitive industries.
TechnoQuest and this amazing day of STEM growth and learning would not have been possible without our generous donors, including our Connect Circle Sponsors, Duke Energy Foundation and ABB. Our amazing TechnoQuest supporters also included Citrix, First Citizens Bank, Google Fiber, and Stewart. Thanks to all of our Girl Scout – North Carolina Coastal Pines champions – donors, volunteers, troops, and girls – who made TechnoQuest a success!