The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF) hosted a Camp CEO STEM weekend at Florida Polytechnic University for girls in high school interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, and math. Female professionals with STEM careers applied to be part of this unique one-on-one mentoring and teambuilding event focused on interactive activities that fueled innovation and inspiration.
Members of A-LIGN’s penetration testing team, Jessica LaBouve and Savannah Lazzara, represented A-LIGN during the weekend retreat and shared their experience.
“My favorite part of Camp CEO STEM was working with the girls to program a raspberry pi (small computer) with a sensor in it. Not only did they need to get the script to work, they had to brainstorm together on an application for their program and then market it to the group. I loved the combination of hands-on technical skills and creativity this challenge inspired.” – Jessica LaBouve
“I chose to participate in Camp CEO STEM because I want to empower more girls to feel confident and excited about the opportunity to pursue a STEM career. To get more female professionals in our field, it’s important for us to mentor and inspire the next generation.” – Savannah Lazzara
Weekend activities included teambuilding and STEM skill-setting with activities like; building hydraulic arms, programming raspberry pi’s, creating 3D images and meeting Nicole Scott, a female astronaut that had been to space.
If you’re interested in learning more about how A-LIGN is committed to our core value: “Innovate Constantly,” email us at [email protected]. For more information on GWSF’s Camp CEO STEM, visit the GWSCF website here.