Isn't that what all of us want our little girls to become? In today's world that feels dominated by the loud voices from boys, what can we do to help our girls become everything that G.I.R.L stands for, especially when thinking about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math... and Robotics?
I was excited to learn that Girl Scouts created a pathway for my daughter, a 2nd grade Brownie, and her troop. I found a guide, full of benchmarks, and badges that were carefully designed in a way that was perfect for my daughter. I also happen to own a robotics company, so I went forward fearlessly. Once our troop's parents saw their silly and chatty girls jumping with excitement while programming robots to race around the room, I had to contact GSMISTS.
My business partner and I formally created a robotics program for troop leaders to help their scouts earn STEM badges. We discovered that many moms felt lost when looking at the requirements for the STEM badges. They weren't saying they couldn't do it, but rather they were never shown that they could do it; or even worse, that they didn't have the certification to do it!
We believe that there is a STEM crisis in America and that parents (moms) hold a key to fixing the problem. Quarkmine isn't just for scouts and badges. We help parents and troop leaders discover that they can do STEM.
Let us help your girls get wildly excited about robots and become a G.I.R.L too, like you!
Philip Leete : parent and co-owner