Girl Scouts Engineering 

Girl Scouts are working on projects in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maine. The girls have been exposed to many male dominated fields as part of a exposure program. This activity is supported by the Girls Engineer Maine Program. These girls are learning to reject gender stereotypes. The University partnered with the Girl Scouts in this engineering program after college officials discovered the number of female engineers in Maine is lower then the national average. Beyond the numbers is the career, some of the girls say they would consider going into this field. These girls have come a long way from campfires and cookies, but scout leaders say they are not leaving those days behind, rather they are adding new leadership skills.