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Girl Scouts explore science, technology careers

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Hundreds of Girl Scouts took over the Monona Terrace on Monday night.

It's part of their Activate program, which aims to get young girls interested in stem fields.

Those are science, technology, engineering and math.

The point of the expo-style event is to expose the girls to opportunities in stem and show them how it's relevant to their everyday life.

One scout leader says it's right up her girls' alley.

"At every troop meeting we come to a point where we say 'alright, who's ready for some science?' And little faces light up and they say 'Yes!' and that's what they want to do. They really get engaged by this," said troop leader Kellie Aquino.

There were a number of exhibits for the girls to check out and participate in.

The UW hybrid vehicle team helped them make solar calculator-powered cars and even extract DNA from wheat germ and fruit.

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