Monday, October 31, 2011

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland stay dedicated to STEM education

Girl Scouts extracting DNA from strawberries.
On Oct. 17, eCYBERMISSION attended a Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) event and ceremony to honor Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski at the GSCM STEM Center in Baltimore, Md. During the event, biologists for the Edgewood Chemical Biological
Center worked with about 50 Girl Scouts while they conducted a STEM experiment to extract the DNA from strawberries. The event was also a fabulous chance for eCYBERMISSION Staff members to talk with Girl Scouts about participating in the 2011-2012 competition. A special highlight of the event centered on the promotion of a new eCYBERMISSION patch. Any Girl Scout who signs up and submits their eCYBERMISSION Mission Folder will earn their patch!

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is honored
by the GSCM.
Later that evening, a ceremony was held to honor Mikulski for her dedication to the Girl Scouts and for her continuing support of women’s STEM education. Multiple speakers, including Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Commanding General at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, spoke with the girls and encouraged them to continue their STEM studies so they can one day make a difference. The ceremony concluded with a speech by Mikulski, where she touched on the importance of STEM. She also spoke on how being a Girl Scout as a young girl paved the way for her life and also gave her an opportunity to give back to our country.
Major General Nick Justice addresses the GSCM.
If your Girl Scout troop or organization would like to pursue STEM education through the eCYBERMISSION Program, please call us at 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237) or email us at

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