October 29, 2022 | Last updated Sep 7, 2023

Full STEAM Ahead – Girl Scouts hold Annual Theme Kick-Off at Nebraska History Museum

Girls Scouts learn about STEAM careers at the Nebraska History Museum on Oct. 2, 2016


The Nebraska History Museum partnered with Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska for their annual theme kick-off event on October 2nd, 2016.  This year’s theme is: Build Your Future: Full STEAM Ahead.  (STEAM represents: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.)  Over 140 Girl Scouts and their families visited the museum and spoke with women in STEAM fields, including many of our very own staff!  NSHS staff included: Karen Keehr, Photo Curator, Diane Laffin and Courtney Ziska, Archeologists, Laura Mooney, Curator, Christina Smith, Registrar and Kylie Kinley, Assistant Editor in Publications. Girls listened to a talk by Angela K. Pannier, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineer, Associate Professor, and William E. Brooks Engineering Leadership Fellow from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Also visiting from UNL were the UNL Engineering Ambassadors and UNL Society of Women Engineers.  Mandy Kottas, a local Environmental Engineer, worked with girls in the Gilmore Room on an architecture project involving marshmallows and toothpicks.  Also in attendance were our friends from Lincoln Stars Hockey and the Lincoln Children’s Museum.

Girls Scouts learn about STEAM careers at the Nebraska History Museum on Oct. 2, 2016


Photo curator Karen Keehr talks with two Nebraska Girl Scouts about using science and technology to preserve historic photos.


Nebraska Girls Scouts learn about STEAM careers at the Nebraska History Museum on Oct. 2, 2016


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