SPE Foundation and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Present Color Your World With Science

The SPE Foundation and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas have created an exciting new program to help girls understand the importance of plastics in our modern lifestyle. We hope to inspire them to become engineers and scientists and to join us to solve problems and create innovative materials and products to make the world a better place. Color Your World with Science, a science and engineering event, took place at the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas STEM Center of Excellence in Dallas, TX, on Saturday, September 24th from 9:00am – 5:00pm CT.

Data shows that girls who are scouts are more likely than girls who are not scouts to become science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) professionals with leadership aspirations. The plastics industry will greatly benefit from women who understand the benefits we enjoy and challenges we face.

This kick-off event provided more than 200 Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn the newly released SPE Polymer Science Patch (www.4spe.org/scoutpatch), achieving a STEM seal of approval. During the event, Girl Scouts and their families saw first-hand how polymer scientists and engineers are improving the world around us by developing new materials to make items like shoes, medical equipment, bike helmets, car parts, and more. Scouts also molded their own plastic items as they learn about basic color theory and how it’s integrated into plastics.

The event also featured Keynote Speaker and plastics professional, Mercedes Landazuri, IDSA, CMG, Director of Technology & Innovation at Peacock Colors & Vortex Liquid Color, who presented in both Spanish and English to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals

© 2024 SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals.
All rights reserved.

84 countries and 60k+ stakeholders strong, SPE unites plastics professionals worldwide – helping them succeed and strengthening their skills through networking, events, training, and knowledge sharing.

No matter where you work in the plastics industry value chain-whether you're a scientist, engineer, technical personnel or a senior executive-nor what your background is, education, gender, culture or age-we are here to serve you.

Our members needs are our passion. We work hard so that we can ensure that everyone has the tools necessary to meet her or his personal & professional goals.

Contact Us | Sitemap | Data Privacy & Terms of Use



SPE US Office
83 Wooster Heights Road, Suite 125
Danbury, CT 06810
P +1 203.740.5400

SPE Australia/New Zealand
More Information

SPE Europe
Serskampsteenweg 135A
9230 Wetteren, Belgium
P +32 498 85 07 32

SPE India
More Information

SPE Middle East
More Information

3Dnatives Europe
157 Boulevard Macdonald
75017, Paris, France
More Information

Powered By SPE

SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals

SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals

SPE ImplementAM

SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals

SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals

SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals

  Welcome Page