The CCC Maker’s Statewide Project Manager was recognized with a Community Service Award by Girl Scouts Heart of Central California for assistance in launching the STEM Center + Makerspace.
At the February 3, 2018 annual meeting of Girl Scouts Heart of California, Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CCC Maker Statewide Project Manager, received the Council’s 2017 Community Service Award to recognize her assistance in planning and building a community of practice for the recently launched Girl Scout STEM Center + Makerspace located in Sacramento. A second STEM + Makerspace is under construction in Modesto and is expected to open in late summer. The council serves more than 17,000 girls in 18 counties in central and northern California.
From the grand opening in November 2017 to January 2018, more than 400 Girl Scouts engaged in STEM and Maker activities in the space. Projects include science-based experiments, design thinking training, learning new technologies and prototyping solutions or products to serve a personal or community need. Learn More about the STEM Center + Makerspace Powered by Girl Scouts.
CCC Maker colleges in the region have also been involved in the Girl Scout makerspace – Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College and Sierra College, as well as Hacker Lab, a private coworking and makerspace in mid-town Sacramento and Sierra College partner in Rocklin.