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Innovation Soars with Spirit


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To encourage the Innovator in every G.I.R.L., Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland partnered with Spirit AeroSystems Inc. for an evening of STEM experiences, “Innovation Soars with Spirit”. Coordinated to coincide with our visit from Girl Scouts of the USA's rocket scientist turned CEO Sylvia Acevedo, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Spirit helped us welcome 275 girls and parents to a night full of activities such as coding games, circuit building, fatigue testing and much more.

The WATC FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab greeted girls at the front door while Meritrust Credit Union and Exploration Place joined the fun to teach girls all about engineering and science. Gold Award Girl Scout Maureen “Reeny” Botros held miniature sessions of her Catwalk Coding program, showing girls they don’t have to sacrifice their femininity to work in the STEM industry.

Sylvia Acevedo spent the evening sharing the story of Girl Scouts’ impact on her life and career, explaining how a night under the stars at camp led her to building her first rocket and would later encourage her work for NASA’s Jet Propulsion lab.

We thank every Girl Scout, parent and our community partners for making this evening possible. Let’s continue to elevate every G.I.R.L. and Innovator of the future!