Wednesday, March 14, 2018

𝝿 Celebrating Pi Day with STEM in Girl Scouting 𝝿

Alexis Mandell hosted the Growing Girls'
"Roots" in STEM Science Fair on Sunday, March 4
at La Roche College in Pittsburgh as part of
her Gold Award Take Action project.   

Happy Pi Day! 

 Pi (Greek letter "𝝿") is the symbol used to represent the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. This mathematical principle is celebrated every year on March 14—known as Pi Day.

And, of course we want to celebrate Pi Day by recognizing Girl Scouts who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Girls have a natural interest in STEM. They question how the world around them works and how they can contribute to making it a better place.

Alexis Mandell, an Ambassador Girl Scout from North Hills, makes a perfect example of this as she prepares to attend college to study neuroscience.

As part of her Gold Award Take Action project, Mandell decided to make her world a better place by encouraging younger girls to pursue their interest in these subjects.

Mandell sponsored a science fair for girls in grades 4-8, since this is the time when many girls lose interest in STEM. A total of 23 girls submitted their projects.

"My favorite thing was listening to each girl share what she did and what she learned and seeing the excitement and passion they had not, only for science, but sharing science with others," Mandell said.

For more information on Mandell's project, visit