News Release, College of Southern Maryland
College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Pre- Engineering Coordinator Jehnell Linkins took her show on the road Tuesday, April 2 to share her passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with Charles County Girl Scout Troop 12049.
Linkins met with the 13 Daisies, Brownies, Cadets and Juniors affiliated with Girl Scout Troop 12049 at the Grace Baptist Church in Bryans Road to teach the young girls that problem-solving can be fun and to help them earn their Robotic Badge.
“They all keep talking about it,” said Girl Scout Troop Leader Theresa Pickett. “A lot of these girls have never been exposed to STEM – especially the younger ones.” Pickett added that Linkins shared supplies and instructions for building a robotic hand and the troop will be working on building them in coming troop meetings. “The girls absolutely loved it,” she said.
Linkins said the robotic hand donations are provided through a grant funding the College of Southern Maryland Pre- Engineering Program.
“In addition to learning about the Engineering Program, we discussed the Kids & Teens College and the Engineer Like a Girl summer program,” said Linkins. “I may have had as much fun as the Girl Scouts did.”
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