Girl Scouts from all over Central Texas now have their eyes on becoming innovators regarding environmental engineering and water conservation. Samsung Austin Semiconductor is the underwriting sponsor for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Challenge for Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX).
The Samsung-inspired challenge urges girls to think creatively to conserve and efficiently use water with the plan for a sustainable future. “We want to encourage and challenge you to speak up, to dream big, and to think outside the box,” GSCTX CEO Lynelle McKay told the over 200 girls attending the launch even on September 13. “You are our next generation of engineers, and we are looking to you to be innovative and courageous.”
Throughout the 6-week challenge, Girl Scouts in grades 4-12 will work in teams with mentors from Samsung to devise solutions for water conservation. They will build models of the Samsung facility exemplifying the use of water in the same fashion that Samsung does.
“These girls are so smart,” said Charmaine Winters, Director of Human Resources for Samsung. “We are thrilled to partner with Girl Scouts and spark new ideas for solutions regarding water conservation. We know they will rise to the challenge and we can’t wait to see what amazing ideas they bring to the table.”
The challenge will culminate in a STEM conference on Saturday, November 8, when girls will reveal their work to the community. Each group of girls will present their solutions for evaluation by a panel of Samsung employees. Winners will be chosen based on their research and presentations.