SEM STEM SparkTags: motivate, connect, and mxp
Task: Volunteer at SEM STEM Spark, a girls-in-STEM event
For the past year, members of Iron Reign have been planning this event and getting approval. For those not-in-the-know, this event is a women-only STEM event with a guest panel and four different stations: environmental science, chemistry, engineering, and robotics. Iron Reign members had a hand in planning and assisting with 3/4 of these, as well as general logistics. However, most of this is detailed in prior posts - this post is for the actual event.
Today, we talked to 140 girls in groups of 12-18, allowing us to be able to focus more intensely in our sessions and get more done. We taught them the 3D-printing program and sumobots. Finally, we had a member present as a panel member as a woman in STEM.
This event was a great success, and we plan to do more like these in the future. At the moment, we have a date set in March for a second event with entirely new activities.