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03/01/2008

Girl Scouts See Science in Action

About 80 local girl scouts came to Cornell Universityon March 1, 2008, to earn their Science in Action Badge. The event, led by CUAUV, was the second annual outreach program organized by the group. The girls rotated through five stations to complete badge requirements. In Emergency Services, the scouts learned about fire safety and emergency evacuation plans. Engineering 101 allowed the girls to explore a website and to talk to engineers on the team to find out what a career in engineering is all about. In Got to Communicate, the troops learned about various kinds of communication and they also got to make their own phones. In addition, the girl scouts had the opportunity to see the CUAUV lab in the Upson ELL during the Science in Manufacturing station. At the end of the event, all 80 girls and their troop leaders were brought into the Phillips Lounge to complete the fifth and final station Bridge Building. The girls were given a stack of newspaper and a roll of scotch tape; their task to work together in small groups to build the tallest structure possible.By the end of the day, all 80 girls had completed the five stations, earned their Science in Action badge, and learned much more about scienceand engineering. As for the team, they cant wait to have this event again next year!



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