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STEM+ Saturdays

May 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am


STEM+ Saturdays is a collaborative space where middle school girls get to ideate, create and innovate with the help of women mentors. Each session is hands-on, allowing students to work in teams to design creative new solutions to real-world problems. Sign up today as space is limited!

Strawberry DNA Extraction | May 1st

Why are your eyes that color? Is your earlobe attached or detached? What makes up all the physical uniqueness about every living thing? DNA!! How do scientists read the DNA code? Learn how to extract DNA using a strawberry. And, learn about the exciting careers of real-life genomics scientists from Illumina.

Webflow: No Code. All Visuals. | June 5th

Design and build your own custom, professional-grade website in a completely visual canvas. No coding experience required. Creative Strategist of 84Studios and Play Like a Girl designer, Georges Etienne will teach you how to bring your personal brand or business to life – in just 90 minutes!

Cloudy with a Chance of Breezy | July 10th

The weather is a beautiful way to explore how sunlight, wind, precipitation and temperature impact our daily lives. Join us as WKRN News 2 Chief Meteorologist Danielle Breezy teaches us how to use our science and engineering skills to observe and analyze weather patterns. Plus, we’ll get to design solutions to weather-related problems.

Fly Like a Girl | August 7th

You’ve got your head in the clouds — and it’s perfectly ok! U.S. Air Force Captain Ilma Vallee will take us behind the scenes (virtually) for a look at what pilot training is like aboard a T-6 single-engine trainer aircraft simulator. Together, we’ll explore the switches, hear radio calls, watch a takeoff and landing, and experience what happens in an emergency situation when the engine fails. Heart racing yet?!

Sew with Circuits | September 11

In this workshop, you’ll learn basic hand sewing techniques while experimenting with circuits. You’ll construct a working and wearable circuit using a battery, conductive thread, conductive tape and an LED. Then, you’ll get to design a way for it to work on a purse, hat or shirt.

Batgirl Fashion | October 9th

October is Bat Appreciation Month so things get spooky this STEM+ Saturday! Bat conservationist Dr. Kristen Lear will teach us about the amazing world of bats. Plus, you’ll make your own human-sized bat wings, just in time for Halloween.

The STEM Diaries Discovery | November 6th

In this hands-on experience, future STEM superstars will learn how to create a bullet journal diary and fill the first page with information they learn from Emily Bayuk, an entrepreneur and employee for Accenture’s security team. The girls will also receive insight about being an electrical engineering student.

Hour of Code | December 4th

Cleavon Shen from Asurion will teach the principles of how modern company’s run Internet solutions without servers using the latest cloud technologies. Once you have basic knowledge you will then create your own serverless web app.


May 1, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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