Girl scouts learn about STEM

Girl scouts learn about STEM

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Girls Scouts of Hawaii is holding an event to encourage girls to get involved in STEM or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The hope is to inspire young ladies to pursue interests and perhaps even a career in these fields. Shari Chang, the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Hawaii and girl scout Madison Frisbie appeared on Sunrise to talk about the event.

Chang said that there will be 88 different careers represented along with interactive activities for the girls. Last year, Madison attended and built custom made rockets. She said not only was it fun, but also educational. This year, it will be held at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on November 5, 2016.

Here is the press release from the Girl Scouts of Hawaii:

HONOLULU (October 18, 2016) – Girl Scouts of Hawaii is partnering with Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and Bank of Hawaii to engage and inspire girls to pursue careers in all fields at the largest-ever STEM Fest event on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

"We are so excited to partner with Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and Bank of Hawaii for this spectacular event," said Chief Executive Officer Shari Chang. "Girl Scouts of Hawaii is always looking for new ways to meet the growing interests of our scouts and to provide them with positive role models in a variety of career fields."

"Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is pleased to host the Girl Scouts of Hawaii at our internationally recognized aviation museum," said Director of Education Dr. Shauna Tonkin. "We pride ourselves on educating Hawaii's youth on the history and technology of flight, and we're confident that STEM Fest will help us fulfill this mission."

At STEM Fest, scouts of all ages will be introduced to professionals with careers in science, technology, engineering and math. From engineers to chemists, surgeons to researchers, these prominent leaders in their fields will engage scouts in a variety of unique, hands-on activities.

The 2016 STEM Fest will take place at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. For more information, call (808) 595-8400 or visit

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About Girl Scouts of Hawaii

Supporting almost 5,000 girl and adult members statewide, Girl Scouts of Hawaii (GSH) builds girls of courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place. GSH's headquarters is located on the island of Oahu, with three neighbor island service centers on the islands of Hawaii, Kauai and Maui. GSH is chartered by the national office, Girl Scouts of the USA (GAUSS) and is responsible for the leadership, administration and supervision of Girl Scout programs in the state of Hawaii. For more information about GSH, visit or call (808) 595-8400.