Department of Energy

Energy Visits G.I.R.L. 2017

October 18, 2017

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Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, and Leaders. This is how the Girl Scouts described their members at G.I.R.L. 2017, an event for nearly 10,000 Girl Scouts of all ages and adult volunteers in Columbus, Ohio on October 5-7, 2017.

The Department of Energy hosted a STEM Rising booth to showcase DOE’s energy education resources, located in the Hall of Experiences.  This a one-of-a-kind expo hall divided exhibitor booths into seven themes including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.  The DOE booth displayed some of the Department’s energy education activities and resources including:

Joining the DOE booth were representatives from the Ohio State University (OSU) EcoCAR3 team who brought a 3-D printout of key components of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro they are redesigning into a high performance, ultra energy-efficient car as part of the DOE’s EcoCAR3 competition.  Many of the Girl Scouts from the Columbus region had seen the competition car either at local events or on a television commercial played during OSU games, and felt inspired to meet the women and men on the OSU team.

To find out more about DOE’s STEM Rising initiative and energy education information, go to or sign up for the STEM Rising Newsletter.