Engineering Empowers Local Girl Scouts

Engineering Empowers Local Girl Scouts

Nearly 60 Girl Scouts filled classrooms at the Bannow Science Center on campus for STEM Day hosted this past spring by Fairfield University’s student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. Juniors and Cadettes of the Girl Scouts of Connecticut in grades four through eight learned elements of electrical, software, and biomedical engineering, as well as teambuilding in a series of student-run sessions.

The Girl Scouts rotated between four activities: creating a penny battery, a coding session, building a lung replica, and a Lego teambuilding event. The co-presidents of the Society of Women Engineers at Fairfield, Christina Ficaro ’18 and Kathryn Higgins ’18, planned the third annual event to empower younger women to take on roles in the sciences.