Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio visit MVC STEM

On April 15, 2016, MVC STEM welcomed the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio. Made up of young women from schools around Riverside and San Bernardino counties, these scholars toured the MVC campus, learning about college opportunities and careers in STEM.

The Girl Scouts had an opportunity to look through MVC STEM’s LSX 200 10” ACF telescope with a polarized lens,

The Girl Scouts spent time in MVC’s STEM Student Success center, learning about the services offered to MVC STEM students as well as the impact of women in STEM. The young women also toured the STEM Mobile Innovation Lab, MVC’s mobile science platform. They walked through the science lab classrooms, and had hands-on experience with MVC STEM’s LSX 200 10” ACF telescope, provided through Edison International. Their tour guides and presenters were all current and former MVC STEM students.

Below is an excerpt from the San Gorgonio Girl Scout’s website:

Time Warner and Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio present STEM-To-Go

The Girl Scouts participated in hands-on science activities led by the STEM Mobile Innovation Center team.

It’s 9:30am on the morning of April 15, 2016 and Carrie Raleigh, STEM Program Manager, is welcoming a group of students from Riverside and San Bernadino counties. She’s speaking to them at the STEM Student Success Center at Moreno Valley College (MVC).

Ms. Raleigh introduces the girls to a group of MVC science, technology and engineering students who take them on a tour of the science labs. Afterwards, the girls visit the MVC STEM Mobile Innovation Center – a mobile science laboratory that conducts a wide range of experiments with the kids.

The young women learned about STEM at MVC and the impact of women in STEM.

STEM-To-Go is a part of ImagineYour STEM Future, a collaborative effort between Time Warner Cable and the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council’s award-winning Classroom To Career program, where middle and high school students gain insight into careers through behind-the-scenes tours.

Current and Former MVC STEM students with STEM Coordinator, Armone Lochard
Current and Former MVC STEM students acted as tour guides and presenters.

The new STEM-To-Go component will offer engaging, hands-on projects and career exploration activities for girls 5 to 17. And the program isn’t limited to classroom field trips. STEM-To-Go is literally that – portable, easy-to-use kits that will introduce girls to engineering and science. San Gorgonio Girl Scouts will soon be able to borrow these kits from their Council offices (much like a library check-out system) and take them home to explore, brainstorm and design numerous projects – all at no cost.

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Images courtesy of the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council