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CSU Bakersfield Inspires Local Girl Scouts to Learn More About STEM Careers

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) will host the Girl Scouts of Central California South to learn more about pursuing higher education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

On Wednesday, December 16 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., the Girl Scouts from several troops in the council will enjoy a comprehensive tour of the CSUB Fab Lab (digital fabrication laboratory) and experience hands-on designing and creative activities. The Cadet Girl Scouts (grades 6th – 8th) will learn how to design in Inkscape, a vector graphics software package, and experiment with a laser cutter to make holiday ornaments.

"Girls sometimes need extra encouragement so they can achieve life-long career goals, especially with becoming a STEM professional," says Robin Fleming, Chevron Public Affairs Rep and Mentor for the Alliance of Women in Energy. “The Girl Scouts, through supportive programs and volunteers, helps them get one step closer to achieving that goal."

December 16 is the first in a series of workshops and events that will be sponsored by Chevron and hosted by CSUB to encourage young women to pursue careers in the STEM disciplines. “Chevron is a proud supporter of Girl Scouts of America,” said Adam Alvidrez, Chevron Public Affairs Representative. “Many of our employees take time out of their lives to mentor and encourage these girls.”

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