The United States STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) gap is widening each year. In an article published by U.S. News and World Report in August 2018, statistics were cited that projected the STEM gap in manufacturing alone would lead to 2 million unfilled jobs by 2025.
Together, Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) and Chattanooga State Community College are committed reversing those statistics. On Saturday, GSCSA is holding a free day of Girl Scout STEM workshops in partnership with Chattanooga State on the college campus at 4501 Amnicola Hwy., Chattanooga, Tn. 37406.
Girl Scout Cadettes through Ambassadors can explore STEM subjects and possible careers. The workshops will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break and free meal provided at noon.
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
All girls who attend the event will earn a Chattanooga State Community College patch. In addition, the Nuclear Science attendees will earn the Getting to Know Nuclear Science patch, the Chemical Engineering attendees will earn a BAFS Chemical Engineering patch, Seniors attending the Website Design workshop will earn the Website Design badge, and Robotics attendees will work on their Programming Robotics badge.