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SheTech Explorer Day: Deadline extended

The deadline for this amazing older girl opportunity has been extended to May 24, 2017! Submit your interest form today!

Apply today to be one of nine Girl Scout Seniors who will get to experience hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) alongside women professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries at the SheTech Explorer Day! Learn the ins and outs of cellular networks, hardware, software development, coding, web design, and much more alongside your peers! You’ll engage in three immersive technology workshops, 12 fun-filled TechZone activities, and a TechChallenge where you’ll collaborate with your team to solve a problem for a chance to win a scholarship stipend and admission to Colorado Technology Association’s Women in Technology Conference on June 9!

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: The Commons on Champa, 1st Floor
1245 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80204

Grade: Entering 9th or 10th grade in fall 2017

Interest Form: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017

Interest Form Close Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cost: Free

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

 

SheTech Explorer Day

Submitted by Katie Singleton, Girl Scouts of Colorado Girl Experience Manager

Apply today to be one of nine Girl Scouts who will get to experience hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) alongside women professionals from a variety of backgrounds and industries at the SheTech Explorer Day! Learn the ins and outs of cellular networks, hardware, software development, coding, web design, and much more alongside your peers! You’ll engage in three immersive technology workshops, 12 fun-filled TechZone activities, and a TechChallenge where you’ll collaborate with your team to solve a problem for a chance to win a scholarship stipend and admission to Colorado Technology Association’s Women in Technology Conference on June 9!

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: The Commons on Champa, 1st Floor
1245 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80204

Grade: Entering 9th or 10th grade in fall 2017

Application: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017
Application Close Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Cost: Free

Apply to be a part of this unique opportunity by Monday, May 15, 2017 at  https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/shetech_explorer_day_06_08_2017

Note: Spaces for this event are extremely limited, so we cannot guarantee all girls will be able to participate. After May 15, applications will be reviewed and we will email to let you know if you have been selected to participate.

If you have any questions about this training or have trouble completing registration, please contact Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org.

SheTech Girls Final

Older girl opportunity: Colorado Girls Elevated Reach Your Peak Expo

Submitted by Katie Singleton, Girl Experience Manager for Girl Scouts of Colorado

Join Girl Scouts of Colorado at the Colorado Girls Elevated Reach Your Peak Expo on Sunday, April 23, 2017. This event, which is specifically for girls ages 11-19 and their parents, will take place from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Arapahoe County Fair Grounds Expo Center. This annual event, which is produced by The Aurora Sentinel, Mix100 Radio, and KMGH Denver 7, is free to the public.

The event will feature powerful seminars, a runway fashion show, STEM activities, and inspirational speakers. There will also be a number of interactive exhibits and workshops focused on topics such as cyber safety, healthy relationships, body image, distracted driving, and more!

Contact Katie Singleton at katie.singleton@gscolorado.org with questions about this older girl opportunity.

Paid Smithsonian Leadership Program

This summer learn to affect positive change in your community! Apply to the Young Ambassadors Program through the Smithsonian Latino Center!

Who? Graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities

What? Week-long, all-expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a four-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend

Where?  Washington D.C. and internships in 17 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico

When? June 25–August 2, 2017

Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, embrace your own cultural heritage, and gain practical and leadership skills and intellectual growth during a paid internship

Application deadline: April 9, 2017

For more information, to view the promotional video, and to apply visit: http://latino.si.edu/Education/YAP

For questions: Email SLCEducation@si.edu

Girl Scout leadership training at Goddard Space Flight Center

From Girl Scouts of the USA

Senior Girl Scouts and volunteers have the opportunity to take part in a weeklong intensive space science workshop June 18–23, 2017 at NASA’s premier research facility, Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Teams from ten councils, made up of two Girl Scout Seniors, one volunteer, and one amateur astronomer each, will enjoy presentations by NASA scientists, tours of the Goddard facility, access to remote robotic observatories, fun and engaging space science activities, and a “star party” hosted by the Goddard Astronomy Club. Teams will also receive NASA science education materials and guidelines for starting their very own Girl Scout Astronomy Club.

If interested, use the following link to apply by March 17: https://girlscoutsusa.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0GOBSXjhowc1aBL

Girl Scout Rocket Team launches in Colorado Springs

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Submitted by Katie Singleton, GSCO Girl Experience Manager

Pikes Peak

Colorado Springs

The Girl Scouts of Colorado Rocket Team is off to a strong start after their first few meetings! The team has submitted a proposal for the 2017 United Launch Alliance Summer Intern Launch and will build the payload they will launch in July 2017 together over the next five months. The team is based in the Pikes Peak region and is made up of girls in 6th through 9th grade. Dr. Warren B. Layfield, Ph.D., a former NASA scientist, is serving as the team’s mentor and advising the girls on their design and construction. Dr. Layfield is one of the founders of the Colorado Springs Rocket Society and has previously mentored numerous youth in rocketry and Aerospace sciences.

 

2017 Chuck McLane Scholarship Program

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Chuck McLane Scholarship Program. All applications are due to highestawards@gscolorado.org no later than February 13, 2017.

Provided by the Arconic Foundation (formerly Alcoa Foundation), the Chuck McLane Scholarship is a $10,000 college scholarship awarded to two Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose projects involved science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM).

The first four years of this five-year scholarship program have been very exciting, with recipients receiving vital college funds, and those in years 2013-2015 also received mentors. Meet the Chuck McLane Scholarship Recipients. In 2013 and 2014, one of the 2013 recipients was offered a summer internship at Alcoa. In 2014, recipients received funding to attend the Girl Scout National Convention in Salt Lake City. The girls even presented at the VIP reception and the Saturday Night STEM dinner! In 2016, the two 2015 recipients exhibited at the Girl Scout Gold Award Centennial Event on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We are pursuing additional opportunities to engage recipients in upcoming Convention activities.

Action Needed: Review the 2017 Chuck McLane Scholarship Program information and request an application via email through highestawards@gscolorado.org. Submit your application via email no later than February 13, 2017.

In addition to the criteria listed in the 2017 Chuck McLane Scholarship Program information, Arconic Foundation would like to encourage girls who will greatly benefit from this financial assistance and/or who are from underserved communities to apply.

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Girl Scout Rocket Team Opportunity

 

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Cadette, Senior, and Ambassador Girl Scouts are invited to join GSCO’s Rocket Team! Girl Scouts have an opportunity to design and build a payload for United Launch Alliance’s Summer Intern Launch in July 2017. The team will meet January-July to design a payload and submit a proposal for a chance to launch their payload in a ULA rocket in July 2017. The launch is typically held the third weekend of July and was held at Fort Carson last year.

We’re looking for 3-10 Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors to form the team. This is a first come, first served opportunity and the team will fill quickly. The team will meet in Colorado Springs/Pike’s Peak region. We expect the time commitment to be about 3-4 hours a week and the team will work with adult volunteers to determine a convenient schedule.

Dr. Warren Layfield from the Colorado Springs Rocket Society will lead the team. Dr. Layfield is a NASA Rocket Scientist who has mentored numerous youth in rocketry and Aerospace sciences. Interested in volunteering to assist? We’ll need adults to help with the team, too!

To sign-up for the team or to volunteer, please email lori.thompson@gscolorado.org. Thanks!

 

Coastal Studies for Girls

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Do hands-on fieldwork, engage in original research in marine science, expand your leadership potential, and earn a full semester of academic credit while living on the beautiful coast of Maine. “Coastal Studies for Girls” is a science and leadership semester school for 10th grade girls located in Freeport, Maine that attracts students from across the country. At CSG, students are immersed in experiential courses that draw inspiration from the beauty and intrigue of the Maine coast. At CSG, girls learn about the power of observation, what makes a community thrive, and how to use their passion to create change in the world. We are accepting applications from 10th grade girls for the remaining spots in our Spring 2017 semester and from current 9th grade girls interested in next year’s semesters. Financial aid is available for qualified students with demonstrated need. www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org

 

Scouting for the Cure

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Submitted by Wendy Anderson

Denver Metro

Aurora

Susan G. Komen Colorado in conjunction with Juniper Trail Girl Scouts Service Unit were thrilled to bring Scouting for the Cure back to Colorado! About 80 girls along with their adult partners gathered at Grandview High School in Aurora October 7, 2016 for this educational breast health event.

Volunteers from DU Cheerleading squad lead the girls in cheerleading to encourage girls to get regular physical exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle may prevent certain diseases including cancer.

Volunteers from Susan G. Komen taught the attendees about the importance of regular breast exams and early detection of breast cancer at a station where they made bracelets with beads representing different sized lumps. Each attendee was able to keep a bracelet as her own reminder of the importance of regular breast exams. Participants were also able to make a bracelet to donate to Susan G. Komen that will be used to educate other women about breast health!

A big thank you to HealthONE doctors and nurses for coming out to share even more breast health info! Girls were able to assemble packets of information to share with other women in their lives, participants practiced finding lumps on models, and learned about the importance of mammograms. They saw mammogram images and were able to talk with a radiologist about what she looks for when reading a mammogram. Meeting women doctors, nurses, and pharmacists from our area will hopefully encourage more girls to choose STEM careers that will lead to ending breast cancer forever!

The evening wrapped up with a special presentation by Charlotte Talbert, Juliette Low actress. She taught everyone about Juliette Low’s life. October is a special time for Girl Scouts as we celebrate Juliette Low’s birthday. It is also breast cancer awareness month. Did you know Juliette Low died from breast cancer? Through modern medical advances and arming our girls and women with knowledge about breast cancer, we can increase breast cancer survival rates and save lives. Juliette Low would definitely want that for her Girl Scouts.

Thank you to all who participated this year. We hope to bring Scouting for the Cure to other areas in the future. If you would like to get involved, please contact girlscoutwendy@gmail.com

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