Ruth Dasso Marlaire
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media are invited to observe about a thousand Girl Scouts from across
Northern California for a career development event focused on non-traditional themes, including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and NASA-related careers. The event is a morning and afternoon session from , Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011 at NASA’s . Ames Research Center
The Ames Women’s Influence Network (WIN) and the Girl Scouts of Northern California are collaborating to help girls ages 5 through18 decide what they want to be when they grow up. As part of the “When I Grow Up…” annual Girl Scout event, professional organizations are committed to engaging girls in STEM careers and opportunities.
Girls will participate in interactive activities relating to aerospace, environmental engineering, marine biology, technology, and astronomy. They will be given the opportunity to conduct experiments in a simulated wind tunnel, examine lunar rocks, identify creatures that live in the
, and dabble in rocket science. San Francisco Bay
Participants will explore career options with scientists, engineers, and researchers representing a wide variety of fields at
and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Presenters will include professionals and college students from many local corporations and organizations. The girls also will have the opportunity to attend career and college panels featuring women professionals and college students. Ames
In addition, the Space Cookies Robotics Team, an all-girls international award-winning team sponsored by NASA, and Girl Scout Lego Robotic teams will demonstrate their robots.
The event will occur at the Ames Training and
, bldg. 3, located in the Conference Center at Moffett Field. To reach NASA Ames, take U.S. Highway 101 to the Moffett Field, NASA Parkway exit and drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate. NASA Research Park
For more information about NASA Ames, visit http://www.arc.nasa.gov/.
For more information about
’ Women’s Influence Network (WIN), visit http://www.eo.arc.nasa.gov/win.html. Ames
For more information about the Girl Scouts of Northern California, visit http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org.
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