Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) and Netflix are joining forces to empower young girls to envision their futures in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Centered on Project Mc², a Netflix original series from MGA Entertainment Inc., the collaboration takes STEM beyond the small screen with hands-on experiences for Girl Scout troops and the debut of a STEM Superstars Guide (PDF), an online resource that encourages Girl Scouts across the country to discover just how exciting, fun, and rewarding STEM can be.
Despite initial interest in STEM fields, nearly 50 percent of girls feel that STEM isn’t a typical career path for them—and their interest fades as they move through middle and high school. Showing girls how STEM subjects are woven throughout their everyday lives and introducing them to STEM enthusiasts like the cast of Project Mc², Girl Scouts’ new Helping Girls Become STEM Superstars guide provides Girl Scout volunteers nationwide with the tools they need to keep girls’ passion and curiosity for STEM subjects alive. And our guide offers something for everyone with girls in their lives, showing just how easy it is to make STEM matter for girls—through conversation starters, troop activities, and examples of STEM role models. Check it out!