America Makes and the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) have partnered to promote STEM education and additive manufacturing (AM) techniques to 2.5 million US Girl Scouts.

This will include a badge earned through engagement in the AM technical areas of design, manufacturing, and post-production.

‘Within the AM industry […], less than 15%of professionals are women,’ said Josh Cramer, America Makes education director. ‘Girl Scout programming is specifically designed to reverse this trend and promote STEM.’

‘We are showing our girls new possibilities in fields like AM,’ added Jane Christyson, CEO, GSNEO. ‘By encouraging girls to explore concepts in this fast-growing field, we are creating a female talent pipeline.’

This story uses material from America Makes, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.