Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Local Girl Scouts chapter to receive drone for STEM education

by BIZ Magazine

SHREVEPORT – The National Public Safety Drone Donation Program has selected Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf to receive a donated drone.

The benefits Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf will receive from this drone donation include hands-on exploration into robotics and coding, real-world applications of Drone technology, and exposure to STEM career fields where females are historically underrepresented.

Girls benefit from the opportunity to take risks in a safe and supportive STEM environment. Girl Scout movement-wide data shows that 74% of girls involved in a STEM program recognize that “we learn more by doing things ourselves than by being told things by an adult”. This data is critical to support the need for hands-on exploration into Drone robotics and coding experiences for girls. When middle school and high school age girls work in a cooperative hands-on environment they are supported and take more risk.

Representatives from the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program will present the drone on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 10 a.m. Several Girl Scouts will be present to take part in a demonstration.

Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf plans to utilize this drone to educate our Girl Scouts about robotics, technology, and associated technologies.

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