Hi everyone! My name is Heather(top right corner) and I am a Girl Scout. This website is part of my Girl Scout Gold Award project. The goal of my project is to get girls excited about possible STEM careers.
Scientesses is a play on the word princesses because I would like to show the influence women can have in the world through STEM. I host workshops at my local library where I perform different science experiments with girls. Each workshop is centered around a certain STEM field. I have included the experiments we performed on this website along with some new ones.
Why now? Why “Scientesses?”
I am an avid supporter of STEM and plan to major in a science field when I get to college. Unfortunately, the STEM fields are lacking women but my project aims to change that. I have always wanted to make an impact on the world and improve conditions. I have been volunteering for as long as I could remember but I wanted to do something more. I wanted to do something that would combine my passions and allow me to use my leadership skills. I asked myself if my skills would be best used as treasurer or president of my school’s Model UN or Ministry clubs, or would my skills best be used educating younger generations about future career options? Evidently, I chose the latter and I am satisfied because now instead of my impact only being in my school community, planning the next conference or having a guest speaker, my impact will reach the girls in my community who might not have realized they can have careers in the STEM fields.