Senior Promotes STEM for Girls
Since fifth grade, Savannah Zachary ‘22 has been thinking about her Girl Scout Gold Award project.
The highest accolade within the organization, the award's pin and patch are earned by planning and implementing a project that provides a lasting benefit to your community.
Influenced by summers spent at STEM camps, Zachary knew she wanted to use her project to help foster more positive relationships for girls interested in STEM.
Through her four-week Lead Well: Women in STEM Conference, Zachary virtually connected girls to scientists, college professors, and young women studying STEM in college, and even led a session in how to use the design software SketchUp. It was through a math lesson with Alessandra King in ninth grade that Zachary became interested in SketchUp and STEM. She's interested in pursuing architecture after graduation next year.
Zachary served as the host of each session, asking questions to keep the conversation flowing and participants engaged.
"I really enjoyed my project. I got a lot out of it," she said. "Even though it was a lot of work, I had a lot of fun practicing organizational skills, talking with people, making sure the agenda was appropriate for kids, making sure people didn’t get bored."
"I'm just happy that I could impact even one person's perspective on STEM."
All sessions were recorded and can be shared with girls who are interested in learning more. Connect with Zachary through the Lead Well Instagram account.