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STEM Lending Kit Program Interest Session hosted by IEEE for Senior and Ambassador Program Aides

Tue Oct 19, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM EST
Ambassadors, Seniors

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) provides materials for our STEM Kit lending library. These materials will help to grow STEM literacy and interest for Girl Scout troops. The instructional materials may be borrowed, free of charge, to help troops teach girls important STEM concepts and skill sets. Seniors and Ambassadors are invited to attend this special interest session to learn more about how you can be a program aide for this program to younger girls as they go on this STEM exploration. You will also hear from the professionals at IEEE and get answers to any questions you may have. Kit descriptions are below.

# 1- Intro to Circuits Kit
Troops will learn about circuit parts, including switch, transistor, LED and IC. They will then make a simple LED flashlight and then a “follow the light” game, similar to the classic game “Simon”, all while building a variety of skills that are needed for careers in the STEM field. This activity completes several steps for the STEM Career Exploration and Brownie Inventor badges.

#2 - Intro to Programming 
In this workshop, troops will learn about programming and logic while they construct a logic sequence to get a robot through a maze. They will also compare/race the code they created against the robot using self-driving avoidance. This activity completes requirements for the Robotics I – Programming Robots and STEM Career Exploration badges.