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GIRL SCOUT’S ROBOTICS SHOWCASE IS BACK – MEET THE COUNTRY’S FUTURE CHANGE-MAKERS


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THURSDAY, MAY 2 FROM 6 – 8 PM

Currently, there are approximately 7.6 billion people populating the Earth but by 2055, that number is projected to reach 10 billion persons. Right now, there are 8.9 billion mobile connections; 722 million connected wearable devices; and 7 million patients using telemedicine services. The future is STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and Girl Scouts is at the forefront, dedicated to providing unique opportunities for G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) TM  to build skills in STEM fields.

Eleven eastern Missouri Girl Scout robotics teams are coming together Thursday, May 2 to show the public their STEM-related innovations and accomplishments including the Blockheads. In 2016 these five Girl Scouts were invited to the White House Science Fair where they demonstrated a cost-effective Styrofoam recycling process — today, they have a U.S. provisional patent on their EcoGloo. Blockhead team members, Christina and Sindhu, were recently named the territory winners of the 2018 Google Science Fair.

As STEM occupations are only expected to continue growing, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is providing these future leaders every opportunity to develop a robust understanding in these fields. So far this year, the Girl Scout Council is supporting 92 FIRST® robotic teams, more than any other youth-serving organization in the region. 

Visuals: Ameren, a proud supporter of eastern Missouri G.I.R.L.s, will be doing two drone demonstrations at the showcase — one at 6:20 pm and the other at 6:40 pm.

Stop by to see the nation’s future change-makers at work – the address is 2300 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146.