150 Girl Scouts learn about sciences at STEM event

Girl Scouts spent Saturday learning about science at an event aimed at getting girls interested in engineering.
Manhattan College's chapter of The Society of Women Engineers teamed up with the Girl Scouts of America to bring close to 150 local troop members to the university. Workshops at the event featured building structures out of marshmallows and spaghetti to learning about magnets.
More than 80 volunteers from the college, who are studying different fields within engineering and science, participated in the event. The volunteers taught the seven to 14-year-old girls about career opportunities in the sciences, saying they hope to inspire girls to be the best they can be in school and beyond.
Organizers say they hope to keep the event going for years to come.