Mentor Girl Scouts at TechnoQuest 2019!

TechnoQuest is a STEM exploration day run by Girl Scouts North Carolina – Coastal Pines. This event is made possible by generous support from the Duke Energy Foundation. This event serves girls in 6th through 12th grades. 

You can help be a part of this great event to further the cause of women in STEM by volunteering in two ways: 

  • Be a speed mentor: During the hour-long speed mentoring session, mentors meet one-on-one with Girl Scouts in 5 minute rotations. You can expect to talk about your interests at their age, your education
    pathway, influential people or experiences, what a typical day in your field is like, and what you enjoy and are challenged by in your work.

 

  • Be an activity facilitator: Facilitators conduct a STEM workshop related to their area of expertise. Facilitators run workshop activities in one-hour rotations for 12-15 participants at a time over the course of the day.  As a facilitator, you’ll offer between 1-4 activity sessions for girls, depending on your availability / preference. Facilitators can also be speed mentors – it’s up to you! 

To let Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines know about how you or your organization would like to be a part of this year’s event, please use the TechnoQuest Mentor/Facilitator Form. Sign-ups are accepted until September 30, 2019. For more questions about being a mentor/facilitator please read the FAQs below and contact Sarah Buddendeck at sbuddendeck@nccoastalpines.org.

Details about TechnoQuest are below: 

Event TechnoQuest 2019
Date Saturday, Nov 9 2019
Event Time 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Location Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough St. Raleigh, NC 27607 MAP

TechnoQuest FAQs

What is TechnoQuest?
TechnoQuest is a STEM exploration day run by Girl Scouts North Carolina – Coastal Pines. This event is made possible by generous support from the Duke Energy Foundation.

When and where is TechnoQuest?
TechnoQuest will be held on November 9th, 2019 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Meredith College.

How old are Girl Scouts attending TechnoQuest?
TechnoQuest serves girls in 6th through 12th grade.

What do girls do at this event? What’s the purpose of TechnoQuest?
Girls explore STEM by participating in a variety of workshops and connecting with STEM mentors. Here’s a post on our website sharing what girls did at last year’s event.

TechnoQuest connects middle and high school girls seeking to discover the possibilities available to them in STEM fields with experts and professionals. We look forward to partnering with you in helping girls envision a future in STEM that is possible, plausible, and powerful.

Is compensation available?
As a non-profit, Girl Scouts of North Carolina – Coastal Pines runs events like TechnoQuest with the support of volunteers. To ensure our resources are used wisely to support the best experience possible for girls, we ask that you consider volunteering your time.

Volunteers receive a complimentary lunch and a small gift in thanks for their contribution – as well as our gratitude and the knowledge that they have made a difference for girls!

What do speed mentors do?
During the hour-long speed mentoring session, mentors meet one-on-one with Girl Scouts in 5 minute rotations. You can expect to talk about your interests at their age, your education pathway, influential people or experiences, what a typical day in your field is like, and what you enjoy and are challenged by in your work.

I’m interested in facilitating a workshop – how can I get support?
Contact Sarah Buddendeck at sbuddendeck@nccoastalpines.org for help developing a concept and plan that represents your area of interest or expertise. If you need assistance running your workshop, we can connect you with a Girl Scout staff member or volunteer. Check out our
council’s STEM page for inspiration and a look at how Girl Scouts are exploring STEM concepts.

How long is a typical workshop? How many sessions can I run?
A typical workshop is one hour. If your workshop runs longer, we can work with you to ensure it is scheduled to give adequate time for your activity while ensuring girls are able to experience workshops from a wide range of experts.

An hour-long workshop can be run between 1-4 times. Multiple sessions enable us to connect more girls with what you have to offer! Facilitators determine how many sessions they run.

Can I facilitate multiple workshops on different topics?
Yes! Use the Comment box on the Mentor / Facilitator Form to tell us about your ideas.

What is the workshop space like? What resources are available for workshop facilitators?
Workshops take place in a classroom or laboratory, depending on presenter preference and activity needs. Most spaces have access to audiovisual equipment and whiteboards. If facilitators need help with set up or clean up, we are happy to accommodate those needs.

I want to facilitate a workshop for caregivers and Girl Scout volunteers.
We would love to have you connect with the amazing adults who make Girl Scouts possible. Submit your session idea on the Mentor / Facilitator Interest Form and we’ll be in touch.

How else can my organization support TechnoQuest and Girl Scouts?
We are looking for volunteers for TechnoQuest: East Carolina University in March 2020.

We would love to connect girls and families with information about your field or organization. To have fliers or other materials distributed to event attendees, contact Sarah Buddendeck at
sbuddendeck@nccoastalpines.org.

To learn how to support Girl Scouts in STEM and beyond, get in touch here.

I have a question that isn’t answered in the FAQ.
Program Director Sarah Buddendeck can help. Reach out at sbuddendeck@nccoastalpines.org or 919.600.6335.