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2023 STEMinist Program Series

Adventures in STEM with Everyday Superheroes 

Sustainable STEM in 2023

This season, we're focusing on sustainability! How does STEM impact our planet, the environment, and our communities? This 2023 virtual STEMinist session will focus on Superheroes that are making a difference in understanding and changing how we live and connect on Earth. From exploring the food we eat to the air we breathe, you will learn all about sustainable STEM careers!

Join us for our third annual STEMinist program kicking off on January 21, 2023

Join us one Saturday each month as we participate in virtual, hands-on, enriching, and age-appropriate STEM activities! Each program session is led by an Everyday Superhero—a woman working in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).

Each month, our Everyday Superheroes will share their story and do STEM with Girl Scouts—making connections to real-world problems and solutions. Plus, all sessions are strategically aligned to STEM badges.

Girl Scouts may attend individually or as a troop by signing up for a program pass! And, stateside Girl Scouts are invited to join us by registering for a program pass as well.

In 2023, we will be hosting some STEMinist sessions in-person near SHAPE (Mons, Belgium). 

Troops and Overseas Committees that bulk register 10 or more girls receive a per-girl discount and an autographed copy of STEMinist host, Erin Twamley’s newest co-authored children's book, Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy Careers. (Also available in the Girl Scout Shop!)

Interested in learning more about our past STEMinist hosts? Be sure to check out our STEMinist Host Directory to meet all of the amazing women who have shared their STEM superpowers with our Girl Scouts Overseas! 

STEMinist Q&A

What happens in a STEMinist program?

The STEMinist series is held on one Saturday each month at 8 a.m. or 11 a.m. EST via Zoom. Please be sure to  check what time that is  in your corner of the world. The session may be attended live or watched via recording. All materials needed are sent to participants via a list prior to the programming. A program pass includes the following:

  • Individual or Troop level registration for the series of 12+ sessions.
    • Preparation is limited. All materials needed for participation are listed prior to each session. Each session also notes if adult supervision, group or additional technology is required.
  • Monthly 60-minute virtual enrichment sessions providing a hands-on, interactive STEM activity and conversation with a STEM Superhero.
    • Complete the session live or save the recording to complete the activity that best suits your timezone.
    • Each session is aligned to step(s) for STEM related badges and/or Journeys.
  • A STEMinist patch earned after completing 12+ sessions.


Why a STEMinist program?

This series serves three purposes:

1. Engage Girl Scouts in hands-on, enriching, and age-appropriate STEM activities to make connections to real world problems and solutions.

2. Encourage Girl Scouts to participate and earn STEM related badges and journeys.

3. Share diverse STEM careers and role models with Girl Scouts to foster excitement about STEM careers.

How does the STEMinist program operate?

This program is a collaboration led by USAGSO, in partnership with volunteer STEM Superheroes and program host Erin Twamley, a USAGSO Global Facilitator, educator and STEM author.


What are the STEMinist sessions I can participate in?

Our 2023 lineup is–

January 21, 2023
Terri Powell, Materials Microscopist and Science Jewelry Designer

February 11, 2023
Kelsey Chavers, GIS

March 11, 2023
Maddie Baum and Ann Baum, App Developers 

April 15, 2023
Sherilyn Williams-Stroud, Geologist 

May 13, 2023
Nicole Kelner, Climate Science Artist 

June 3, 2023
Coming Soon 


How do I register to attend all the STEMinist Sessions?

Our 1/2-Year USAGSO STEMinist Program Pass costs $20.00 per girl for 12+ programs. The cost of the program pass includes the STEMinist patch.

Troops and Overseas Committees that bulk register 10 or more girls receive a per girl discount and an autographed copy of STEMinist host, Erin Twamley’s book, Everyday Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers.

Additional merchandise, including autographed copies of our STEMinist host, Erin Twamley's book, Everyday STEM Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers , can be purchased separately in our Overseas Girl Scout World Shop !

How does this program make a difference to Girl Scouts Overseas?
  1. Girls meet, learn and interact with role models in STEM, making connections from anywhere in the world.
  2. Girls learn about the impact STEM careers have on solving everyday problems and improving our world. 
  3. Girls identify, cultivate and practice their STEM skills while earning specific badges and journeys. Note: Most sessions complete 1 step of a badge.
How does the STEMinist program align with our USAGSO mission?

The Girl Scouts Generation STEM Report (2012) highlights that girls are interested in the processes of learning, asking questions, & problem solving. The report also highlights the importance of adult networks and exposure to role models. Additionally, the Four Ways Girl Scouts Builds Girl Leaders in STEM Report  shows the effect that Girl Scout STEM programming has on girls. This program is able to cultivate STEM experiences for Girl Scouts Overseas with real professionals in STEM enabling them to code, build, or simply use their creative imaginations.

Are you a STEM Superhero, and interested in sharing your STEM superpowers with USAGSO Girl Scouts?

We are so excited that you are interested in sharing your time, energy, and STEM superpowers with our Girl Scout STEMinists! For more information, please check out our STEM Superheroes 1-pager and email to host a program.

Be sure to check out our STEMinist Host Directory to meet all of the amazing women who have shared their STEM superpowers with our Girl Scouts Overseas! 

What is USA Girl Scouts Overseas?

This virtual series is geared to support our Girl Scouts living overseas. These Girl Scouts are daughters of military, foreign service, and American expat families around the world and to girls in American or International schools. There are over 12,500 members in 90+ countries. This program is open to individual Girl Scouts to participate as well as whole troops! While targeted for our USAGSO members,