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STEM Expo slated for May 19 at Millersville University


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Two Girl Scouts conduct experiments with Lonza, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the Pharma&Biotech markets, at Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania’s first STEM Expo held on February 17, 2018 at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Sponsors, exhibitors and volunteers support Girl Scouts “Girls GO STEM” program

April 24, 2018 (HARRISBURG, Pa.)– Saturday, May 19 marks the third regional STEM Expo offered by Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA). This event runs from 9 am-3 pm; is free for Girl Scouts in grades kindergarten through 12, and features dozens of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics hands-on activities for event attendees.  More than 800 Girl Scouts have registered to attend this STEM Expo.  The event, held on campus at Millersville University, is free to members of Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. Unique exhibitors include:

Generous sponsors of the event make it possible to offer the event for free.  Premier Sponsor Exelon Corporation, is underwriting all three STEM Expos offered in 2018.  Additional sponsors of the STEM Expo being held at Millersville University include -  

The Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation

Armstrong Flooring

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

PNC Financial Services Group

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

The Hershey Company

UGI Utilities, Inc.

William and Jemima Brossman Charitable Foundation

GSHPA planned three free STEM Expos for girls, during 2018, held at different locations; Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport was held on February 17 and drew more than 500 attendees; East Stroudsburg University held on March 17 drew nearly 500 attendees; and Millersville University scheduled for May 19. Each STEM Expo features dozens of activities provided by program partners that bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skill-building opportunities directly to girls. GSHPA’s Girls Go STEM program recently earned the Central Penn Business Journal’s Nonprofit Innovation Award in the program category.

Some of the unique exhibitors include:

  • Peach Bottom Women in Nuclear & Three Mile Island Women in Nuclear:
    Build a candy nuclear reactor
  • DaVinci Science Center: Cublets and Scribble-bots
  • Refreshing Mountain and KPETS: Live animals
  • LIU: Design your own decorative light up circuit
  • make717: 3-D printer demonstrations
  • Larson Design Group: Test out virtual reality goggles
  • Legoland Discovery Center: Build with their Master Builder

About Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania

Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania provides the character-building benefits of scouting to more than 16,000 girls across 30 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The organization’s mission and long-term goal is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. For more information, visit www.gshpa.org.