Groupon’s vision for STEM Education is for more students in diverse and underserved communities to have access and be inspired to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math – and today, our Social Responsibility team hosted 120 of Chicagoland’s best and brightest 3rd-8th grade scouts for a fun-filled day of STEM.
Throughout the day, the girls worked alongside technical employees to practice problem solving and process iteration in a series of hands-on activities including electrical circuits, bridge building and an Hour of Code in Code.org. The girls also got to hear from five of our very own to learn about how Groupon uses technology to connect consumers with the local community and earn their very own “Scout Out Engineering” merit badge.
Groupon partnered with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana back in 2013 to develop a program engaging young girls in STEM. Since then, we have involved 560 girls, engaged 200 employee volunteers and built 120 popsicle stick bridges.