ERLANGER, KY– Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) announces its GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math & Science) 2020 keynote speaker, NASA Engineer, Stephanie Johnston. As an Engineer at Johnson Space Center, Stephanie started out training astronauts how to spacewalk in microgravity and is now working on spacesuits for the next manned lunar mission. 

GSKWR’s GEMS event is an opportunity for girls to participate in workshops facilitated by local women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) related fields. Due to COVID-19, GEMS 2020 will be held virtually on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.

All girls in grades fourth through 12th are invited to discover, explore, and create with various STEAM activities at GEMS 2020. Participants do not have to be registered Girl Scouts to register for the event. “GSKWR strongly believes that girls are natural-born scientists with the curiosity and dedication to make new discoveries and change the world. We are committed to long-term STEM programming and look forward to hosting our GEMS event year after year,” said Susan Douglas, CEO, GSKWR.

Registration for the virtual GEMS 2020 event ends on Nov. 1. To access additional event details and register, please visit: The event is generously sponsored by companies who believe in women and STEM careers, including Bank of Lexington, UK HealthCare, and Kentucky American Water.

About Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road

Recognized as the premier leadership opportunity for female ambition in Kentucky, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) serves over 8,000 girls and young women in 66 Kentucky counties and 1 Ohio county. With opportunities around the world, GSKWR advocates creativity and free choice, encouraging girls and young women to explore their passions and cultivate change through a focus on life skills, STEM, entrepreneurship and outdoor experiences. Through corporate partnerships in the State of Kentucky, GSKWR is creating a critical career pipeline of intelligent women leaders. To learn more about how Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road is creating experiential and leadership opportunities for growth, please visit

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