Our sun-filled June began in beautiful Monvalle, Italy where we worked with Stanley Black & Decker to inspire engineering fun with children in their community. And… this news just in!! The Impact project led by University of Leuven is now ready to share! Find out what young women are looking for in STEM studies – and how g4g is helping to build their confidence and skills. Finally, in between gearing up for a very incredible Fall ahead, we had the opportunity to learn from our g4g Ambassadors as they shared their video stories with us on why STEM is so important to them. You can be an Ambassador too!
Read all about it below!
On June 12, 2019, we were thrilled to host our first g4g @work event with Stanley Black & Decker in Monvalle, Italy. 25 girls and boys aged 8-14 joined us for an afternoon of science fun! After personalizing their Stanley Black & Decker labcoats, the kids were welcomed by Simona Carnabucci, HR Manager Italy for Stanley Black & Decker, and Marie from g4g. They then had the opportunity to build their own drawing robots, make explosive bath bombs, construct toolboxes with Stanley Black & Decker tools, have fun with snap circuits, as well as enjoying a visit to the warehouse and learning how SBD kits were made. A huge thanks to the 11 volunteers from SBD who joined us on this amazing day!
June is also the month of exams for a lot of students… including most of our amazing Ambassadors! We are sending them lots of positive thoughts and know they will be amazing. Speaking of such Ambassadors… do you know them already? Here is a short video introducing 5 strong young women who are doing us the honor of being Ambassadors for g4g. Have a look!
Finally, during this month of June, we also finalized a wonderful project which has been in the works for the last three years! Starting in November 2015, researchers from the Center for Social and Cultural Psychology at the University of Leuven, Belgium conducted a survey among our g4g girls in Western Europe, the United States, and Australia.
The goal? Gain more insight into girls' interest in STEM-fields, and to get some insight into greenlight for girls’ impact.
As a result, an Impact project was published and can be seen here. We’ve even created a fun infographic summarizing the most important findings. Have a look at it by clicking on the image on the left but in a few words … Girls LOVE science, they absolutely believe they belong in the STEM fields and the support of their social environment is a key factor to encourage them to continue on this path. We are thrilled to realize how much our g4g events can help them gain the confidence and the STEM community and inspiration they crave!
Thanks and congratulations to the team of researchers (and particularly Jenny !!) for this amazing work together 😍 !
In a nutshell, June was another super month for g4g, but July has no reason to worry that it won’t live up to the high standards set by the previous month, with three events over three continents (hello Europe, America and Asia!) and the ongoing, super exciting Summer Camp in Brussels! See you in a month!