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Girl Power

Girl Power!

February 10, 2018

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?

If so, mark February 10 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 three 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.


Participant pricing includes: Hands-on morning workshops with STEM professionals, lunch with a keynote speaker, admission into the science center after lunch with special activities throughout the building and a t-shirt. 

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

Member Rate

Chaperone: $10
Participant: $20

Non-member Rate

Chaperone: $16
Participant: $26

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.  

Girl Power Agenda

8:30 – 9am

9 – Noon
Morning workshops with STEM professionals

12:15 – 1pm
Lunch with friends and listen to our keynote speaker

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


1 – 5pm
There will be hands-on activities located all around the science center. You do NOT need to register for Girl Power to participate in the activities.

Join Special Guest 14 year-old Ohio native and inventor Maanasa Mendu at this year’s Girl Power. Featured in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, Maanasa is inventing new ways to bring electricity to developing nations. Maanasa will show off her prototypes with her own activity table between 1 – 5pm.

Participating Organizations

Girl Power wouldn't be possible without the support of the following organizations and individuals who are passionate about STEM education and our community. Check out who will be at Girl Power:

Association for Women in Science

Amanda Bryan-Friendrich, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, The University of Toledo

Appold Planetarium

          Laura Megeath

Emily Stuart, Operations Practices Specialist

Columbia Gas 

            Lee Ann Tyrell, Field Engineer


Colleen Hathaway, Engineer
Amanda McEvoy, Engineer

Greater Toledo LEGO Club

Kim Robinson, Director

Girl Scouts

Joyce Rhodes, Troop Leader

Jobst Vascular Institute

           Audrey Bryner, Clinical Pharmacist


Karen Carl, Senior Estimating Engineer
Paige Kutschbach, Project Engineer
Kim Pease, Project Manager 

St. Ursula Academy STEM Club

Jackie Kane, Educator

Toledo Academy of Pharmacy

Michelle Carey, Clinical Pharmacist

Toledo Edison

Carol Rauhut, Engineer

Toledo Refining Company

Jessica Lubinski, Process Safety Management Engineer

Toledo Academy of Pharmacy

            Michelle Carey, Clinical Pharmacist


Rachel Rine, Web Developer

Ohio Women in Trades

             Amanda Mechstroth, Pipefitter

Oliver House

Cindy Luce, Chef
Janelle Rice, Pastry Chef

Owens Illinois

Sara Floyd, Analytical Instrumentation Specialist

Pilkington Glass

Julia MacLachan, Lab Technical Manager


Chloe Plummer, Dietitian 


Adrienne Taylor, Chemical Process Engineer

STEMPowering Women

Mita Bhavsar, Senior Financial Systems Analyst

The University of Toledo

Aisha Salman, UT Engineering Student

The University of Toledo Department of Biological Services

Brenda Leady, Lecturer

The University of Toledo Physics Department

Jennifer Greco, Graduate Student


Ellyn Fritz, Meteorologist

Check out our video from 2016!


We are here to help. If you have a question about Girl Power, just give us a call. We are here to make things easier for you. Contact us at 419.214.9159.