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2017 Girls’ Fast Track Races delight future engineers!


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The GSSEM council was once again one of a few councils (this year, there were eight!) around the country selected by Ford Motor Company to take part in Girls’ Fast Track Races! This year’s engineering competition took place at First United Methodist Church in Troy on Oct. 28. There were 100 Girl Scouts participating this year (50 Brownies, 50 Juniors) and all them prepared for weeks ahead of time.

The girls were taught concepts in engineering and design, aerodynamics, weight distribution and most importantly, picking the coolest color combinations ever for the cars!

“The Fast Track Races are a fun, hands-on opportunity for girls and this program has been developed to introduce girls of every age to science, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) to help them see how they can improve the world,” said Barb Sosin, GSSEM Director of Council Programs. “We were thrilled to find out that Ford Motor Company wanted to partner with GSSEM for the second year!”

Congratulations to the 2017 Winners at Girls’ Fast Track:

Fastest Car

Brownies: Rachel B.

Juniors: Amelia R.

Best Design

Brownies: Marin R.

Juniors: Makenna B.

Ford will also conduct the races with Girl Scouts councils in Colorado, Miami, Atlanta, New Jersey, Chicago, Dallas and San Gorgonio.

Congratulations to all the participants!