Raven, Girl Scouts partner to boost interest in STEM careers

Oct. 1, 2018

Raven Industries is partnering with Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons to develop girls’ interest in STEM careers.

The company and organization will work together to offer Girl Scouts activities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

“Raven is proactively investing in education that encourages young girls and women to enter STEM fields because they are so underrepresented in these areas,” said Jan Matthiesen, Raven’s vice president of human resources. “Our partnership with Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons will help spark an interest in STEM for young females at a critical age — and will foster that interest as they continue to explore the opportunities that come along with a STEM-related job.”

Three programs will be offered:

  • Solving Great Challenges: Feeding the World With Technology will teach Girl Scouts about Raven’s commitment to precision agriculture products that promote environmental stewardship. Girl Scouts participating in the program Oct. 11 will learn about and try out the technologies used to meet the challenge of feeding an increasing population, solder their own sensor and participate in a tech-driven challenge. Additional programs featuring Raven technology are being developed.
  • Raven will offer Girl Scouts a Day in the Life job-shadow experience, matching a girl with a female Raven professional within the girl’s area of STEM interest.
  • A scholarship supported by Raven will be available to Girl Scouts.

“By inspiring girls to discover more of what they really care about, we have an opportunity to prepare the next generation of female leaders in the STEM industry,” said Marla Meyer, CEO of Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons.

 

Raven, Girl Scouts partner to boost interest in STEM careers

Raven Industries is partnering with Girl Scouts–Dakota Horizons to develop girls’ interest in STEM careers.

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