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Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller
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July 20, 2018

FBI, Girl Scouts, and Discovery Cube OC Join Forces to Introduce Girls to Careers in Cyber Security Through Week-long Science Camp

Girls Graduate on Friday, July 20 After Learning How to Investigate Cyber-Crime, Fingerprints, Conduct Victim Interviews, Collect Forensic Evidence, Extract DNA, and More

WHO: Discovery Cube Orange County, the Orange County Regional FBI office, and Girl Scouts of Orange County

WHAT: The three organizations have joined forces to create the FBI Cyber G-Girl STEM Academy, which introduces girls entering 6th-8th grades to Internet safety, cyber investigations, and careers in the FBI. During the week-long camp that takes place July 16-20, 2018, female FBI special agents and intelligence analysts will join Discovery Cube on a mission to inspire girls to learn about Internet safety and encourage them to pursue college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

During the week-long camp, girls will learn how to investigate a cyber-crime, to fingerprint, conduct victim interviews, collect forensic evidence, interpret blood spatter, extract DNA, and more. On Friday, July 20 at 2:30, the girls present their case and evidence to a mock grand jury. Then, at 3:30, they will participate in a graduation ceremony with FBI, Discovery Cube, and Girl Scouts of Orange County staff, as well as their families, and will earn their Girl Scout Cadette Special Agent Badge.

WHEN: Friday, July 20 - 2:30 Case Presentation to Mock Grand Jury, 3:30 Graduation Ceremony

WHERE: Discovery Cube OC, 2500 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92705

WHY: To encourage girls to consider STEM subjects as a career, including careers at the FBI (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

INTERVIEWS: 25 Girl Scout Cadettes (6th-8th grades) enrolled in the Cyber Camp Representatives from the FBI, Discovery Cube OC, and Girl Scouts of Orange County

CONTACT: Kim Sudhalter, for Discovery Cube, kim@urbanlegendpr.com, 213.369.6062; Elizabeth Fairchild, Communications Director, Girl Scouts of Orange County efairchild@girlscoutsoc.org, 949.461.8826