City: Northeast Texas

In 2010, Texas Instruments approached the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas with a problem: by 2020, TI would not have enough engineers to hire in Texas. With major support from companies like TI and Ericsson, the Girl Scouts built the STEM Center of Excellence, a 92-acre living laboratory centered around STEM activities. With 88% of girls who went to the STEM Center of Excellence reporting increased interest in STEM careers, the the STEM Center of Excellence is already making strides in fostering a long overdue STEM leadership pipeline in Texas.