Swinging Girl


The Girl Power morning workshops and luncheon have sold out, but girls interested in learning more about STEM careers are encouraged to visit us for the afternoon activities.

From 1 - 5pm visitors may explore Imagination Station and experience the hands-on learning opportunities provided by local STEM professionals.

If you are interested in joining a waiting list for the morning activities, please contact a
Reservations Specialist at 419.244.2674 x250. 

Girl Power

February 9, 2019

Calling all girls in grades 3 – 8! 
Are you interested in exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields?

Have you ever wondered: 

  • How can I make the world a better place?
  • Why should I be interested in the STEM fields?
  • What is exciting and surprising about working in these fields?

The world needs girls like you! Sign up for Girl Power, our 5th annual STEM career day for girls. Have interesting discussions, ask challenging questions, have fun with hands-on activities and explore all these fields have to offer. It's your time! Mark February 9 on your calendar and get excited to learn about all of the awesome things you could do when you grow up!

What is Girl Power?

For the past four years, we have hosted Girl Power which is a STEM career day for girls. This program gives young women in our community the opportunity to meet and learn from women in the STEM fields. This event offers a special EXTREME demonstration from Imagination Station, special activities prepared by STEM professionals and the opportunity to explore the science center.


9 – 11:45am
Morning workshops with STEM professionals

12:15 – 1pm
Lunch and listen to the keynote speaker; NASA Engineer and The University of Toledo alumnae, Ashlie Flegel

1 – 5pm
Explore Imagination Station and hands-on activities provided by STEM professionals throughout the science center.

Speakers and Activities

2019 Keynote SpeakerGirl Power Keynote Speaker webpage photo

We are excited to announce that this year's Keynote Speaker is Ashlie Flegel. Ms. Flegel is the Advanced Aircraft Engine Icing Technical Lead in the Icing Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo (2007) and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University (2013).

Ms. Flegel has eleven years of experience in
the Turbomachinery field. In her current role, she is focused on understanding the ice crystal icing phenomenon in turbofan engines that is simulated in the NASA Propulsion Systems Laboratory.

Meet more incredible women in STEM, including:

  • Sara Floyd, Principal Analytical Instrumentation Specialist, Owens-Illinois

  • Ellyn Fritz, Meteorologist, WTOL

  • Ronna Hampton, Software Engineer, ProMedica

  • Lee Ann Tyrell, Field Engineer, Columbia Gas of Ohio

  • Adrienne Taylor , Chemical Process Department Manager, SSOE

  • Christina Nguyen, Architect, The Collaborative

  • Jessica Hyde, Landscape Architect, The Collaborative

  • Maanasa Mendu, Student Inventor

  • Dr. Kirsten Thomas, Veterinarian, The Toledo Zoo

Learn and experiment with fun activities, like:

  • Hydraulics

  • LEGO® Mindstormers

  • Alka-Selzer rockets

  • Tangrams

  • Water quality

  • Tech Tools Exploration

  • Fossils & Paleontology

  • Minecraft Coding

  • And so much more!

Check out our video!


Members: $20 for participants; $10 for chaperones
Non-members: $23 for participants; $13 for chaperones

Participant pricing includes: Hands-on morning workshops with STEM professionals, lunch, admission into the science center after lunch with special activities throughout the building and more. Discount pricing will be available for members. 

Chaperone pricing includes*: A day at Imagination Station with your participant and lunch.

Not a member?
Become a member today and receive a discount off Girl Power as well as many other benefits! Learn more here.

*At least one chaperone must accompany a participant to Girl Power. One chaperone can accompany up to seven participants.  


We are here to help. If you have a question about Girl Power, just give us a call. Please contact our Reservation Specialist at 419.244.2674 ext. 159.