Girl Scouts helps foster a life-long passion for STEM and inquiry-based learning as girls engage in cooperative partnerships; working together to solve problems, conduct experiments, plan, and implement STEM-based projects. Whether girls want to learn how to build a robot, a catapult, or participate in global conservation efforts, Girl Scouts teaches them how!
Aerospace engineer, biologist, meteorologist, and cryptographer—these are just some of the jobs in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Although girls have the passion to pursue STEM-related careers, women are underrepresented in these rewarding fields.
Be yourself as you play along the ocean’s edge; be unique as you use your imagination to create something amazing; and be a leader as you share your ideas about what is important to you. Find out how science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are part of everything you do and how each makes you- YOU! Earning this badge will help you see how the S, T, E, and M work together as you catch a wave on a surfboard, reinvent an article of clothing, make a yummy frozen treat, pitch your business idea, and much more! Learn More
Do you love music? Hanging out at the beach? Playing sports? No matter what you’re interested in, chances are – it’s full of STEM! From the apps on your smartphone to the ingredients in your favorite recipe, science, technology, engineering and math are all around us. Get ready to explore the exciting world of STEM in Orange County! You’ll find out how STEM fits into your everyday life and your future, and how Orange County is leading the way. Learn More
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Launched in 2015, the Girl Scouts of Orange County STEM Consortium is OC’s first collaboration of its kind through which Girl Scouts works with leading STEM companies to bring vital STEM experiences to girls across Orange County.
The inaugural consortium developed Orange County’s first Girl Scout STEM Badge-- My STEM Life-- for Girl Scout Cadettes in grades 6-8. The current STEM Consortium, see logos below for members, has broadened its impact through creation of new badges.
Girls in OC embrace STEM educational opportunities, recognizing its importance for their future success. OC STEM businesses achieve their growth objectives through girls seeing themselves in STEM careers and have the courage and confidence to pursue their dreams.
Together, the STEM Consortium and the GSOC will bring high quality and diverse STEM program experiences to the nearly 15,000 Girl Scouts in Orange County, demonstrating STEM's relevancy to the girls' interests. We will provide the support and training necessary for Girl Scout troop leaders and other adult volunteers to deliver these programs within the troop setting. In doing so, we intend to help close the STEM gender gap.
Director, Global Operations
Volunteer - Broadcom Foundation
President to the Board of Directors, Orange County Science and Engineering Fair
A global supply chain operations leader whose passion for engineering and systems development began with playing with Legos as a child, Prasanthi Sathyaprakash began her career in Advanced Micro Devices where she enabled microprocessors that powered some of the world's most advanced super computers. Thereafter, she spent 10 years at Broadcom Corporation steering their international supply chain to the next level. Currently, Prasanthi is the Director of Global Operations at Syntiant Corp. where she is responsible for building exceptional Artificial Intelligence Semiconductor chips. Prasanthi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pondicherry Engineering College, India and her Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.
Prasanthi is an active volunteer in the community, bringing her engineering and coding expertise to classrooms and afterschool programs like the Girl Scouts of Orange County. She is President of the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair, one of the largest science fairs in the nation.
Prasanthi is the mother of teenage girls. She and her husband Neela enjoy visiting the U.S. National Parks (32 out of 63!) and vacationing in the South Pacific.
In her words, "Hard work, courage of your convictions, sincerity and a positive attitude are the key ingredients to success at home, work or on the go!"