LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — More women are needed in science, technology, engineering, and math related jobs.
The Girl Scouts organization reports women hold less than 28% percent of S.T.E.M-related jobs.
For that reason, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and Desert Research Institute hosted more than 45 girls to work with their scientists on Saturday morning.
The girls in attendance got a chance to extract DNA from banana, they learned about soils, and archaeology.
Britney Davis is the director of Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. She told 13 Action News the event’s main focus is to provide hands on experience.
"The more we can get the girls exposed to S.T.E.M the more they can correlate and relate to it," said Davis.
The labs were instructed by female professionals who work DRI.