Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dell Awards Technology Grant to GSCTX


In September 2011, Dell announced a $3 million investment in its U.S. global giving efforts. Twenty-four U.S. based organizations were selected by the Dell partners and these organizations, who mainly serve youth, will now have access to state-of-the-art technology. Girl Scouts of Central Texas was fortunate enough to be selected for this particular grant and will be awarded $43,000 to further our science, technology, engineering and math efforts and information, communication technology initiatives.

Dell is set to present the grant to Girl Scout representatives at a Robotics Showcase this Friday, June 15. Friday concludes a week-long robotics camp for at-risk and underserved girls. The purpose of said camp is to introduce the girls to advanced math, engineering and technical skills. Starting at 2p.m. on Friday, Girl Scout CEO Etta Moore will discuss the history of the STEM program, Girl Scouts will have a robotics showcase, and there will be a Q&A panel with Etta Moore, Michele Glaze from the Dell Giving Team, and two Girl Scouts involved in the robotics program. Ms. Glaze will also award GSCTX with the technology grant.

Girl Scouts, volunteers, parents and staff are welcome to join us for this event. There will also be a recruitment table for all girls and parents interested in joining Girl Scouts.

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