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Boeing Sponsors Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts Forever Green engages, educates, and empowers girls to take the lead in developing and implementing sustainable initiatives to decrease the environmental footprints of their schools and communities.
Dian Seidel is a research meteorologist in the Climate Variability and Change Analysis group at NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her research focuses on observational studies of the climate system and attempts to identify natural and anthropogenic variations in climate from the Earth's surface to the stratosphere. She had contributed to the work of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.S. Global Change Research Program, the U.S. National Academies of Science, the U.N. Environment Programme and the World Climate Research Programme. She frequently addresses school and youth groups and judges science fairs.
Natasha Shangold is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Religious Studies at Salisbury University. This summer she is interning for the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection in the Watershed Division. She has participated in erosion monitoring using geomorphological surveying and in fish biodiversity using electrofishing. She has also monitored benthic macroorganism subsampling.
Sajala Shukla is currently a rising junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, and will graduate in 2013. Sajala received her Girl Scout Gold Award for conducting a program titled GLOWS: Girls Leading Our World in Science targeted to spur interest about science and technology in girls of the ages of 8 to 11. She is a member of the Thomas Jefferson Policy Debate Team and will be the Vice President of WILD: Women in Leadership and Development. She is currently working as an intern at The George Washington University to research Macrobiology and Genetics.
Ashley Talley currently works as Physical Scientist at the US Army Corps of Engineers Army Geospatial Center. Ashley's current projects include mapping Army installations and enterprise geospatial software deployment. Ashley started as an intern with the Army in 2006 and previously worked at the US Army Installation Management Command as the Army Mapper program manager. Ashley has a B.S. in geography from Penn State University. She currently lives in Springfield, VA with her dog, Pineapple.
Dawn O'Scannlain has been an engineer for 19 years, the last 14 with Boeing Company. She earned her B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering Science, and her M.S. in Engineering Management. Her engineering experience at Boeing has included Department of Defense Missile Defense programs as well as the U.S. Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization program. Past projects have involved software development, distributed hardware testing, field test planning and execution, and system capability analyses. Currently Dawn works in Boeing's Global Trade Control organization addressing technology release issues.
Becca Arbacher is a Girl Scout Senior and rising senior in the Math, Science and Computer Science Magnet Program at Montgomery Blair High School. Becca has spent this past summer working with Dr. Robert Benson in the Heliophysics department of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and her results have been submitted in a paper to the American Geophysical Union. She was selected as one of four teens from the United States to represent the country at the UNICEF Children's Climate Forum in 2009, which accompanied the Conference of the Parties 15 (known as COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has received recognition from and presented at the American Society of Naval Engineers and the American Meteorological Society for her research paper and corresponding science experiment on the greenhouse effect. Becca has earned the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital Silver Trefoil Award and is currently working towards her Gold Award. She hopes to pursue astrophysics in college, with a minor in international relations.
Posted: Aug 9, 2011