Sibanye-Stillwater launching STEM program in Stillwater schools next week

By: 
Marlo Pronovost
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sibanye-Stillwater mining has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) and provided a $5,000 grant to bring the group’s nationally accredited educational STEM programs to girls throughout Stillwater County.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

Next week, Sibanye-Stillwater mining company will hold the first ever STEM programs for all female students in Absarokee, Columbus, Park City and Reed Point. All girls in grades K through 12 are encouraged to sign up for one of the following four sessions:

ABSAROKEE

WHEN: Monday, Nov. 26

TIME: 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

LOCATION: Absarokee Elementary School

 

COLUMBUS

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 27

TIME: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Columbus Elementary School

 

PARK CITY

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 28

TIME: 3:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

LOCATION: Park City Elementary School

 

REED POINT

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 29

TIME: 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Reed Point Elementary School

 

Register for the events at https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.gsmw.org/events&sa=D&ust=1542830451663000&usg=AFQjCNHQALTy78Vjhyg1a7pH4YJgPCjsnA

 

The event has been dubbed “A Taste of STEM with Girl Scouts” and will feature “ooey-gooey science experiments where girls will become kitchen chemists while learning about STEM principles,” according to a press release from the GSMW.

Registration for the event is necessary to ensure adequate supplies and staffing. All non-Girl Scouts that attend this event will receive a complimentary Girl Scout membership.

According to the press release, research indicates girls are interested in STEM, but too many do not see a future for themselves in these fields. Girl Scouts is working to change this perception by introducing girls to STEM, building self-confidence, and introducing them to influential STEM role models and career opportunities earlier.

This will be the first in a 3-part series of programming engaging STEM events sponsored 

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