STEM Opportunities

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2019 Girl Up STEM for Social Good: Washington, D.C.

 Girl Up’s STEM for Social Good Tour is coming to Washington, D.C.! This FREE two-day event will bring together activities from the Girl Up STEM for Social Good toolkit, #GIRLHERO panelists, and opportunities to develop STEM-centered solutions for your community. On Saturday, participate in a STEM for Social Good Bootcamp to hone your skills with your fellow Girl Up leaders and on Sunday, at the #GIRLHERO Solution Lab, put your new skills into action! At the Solution Lab, pitch your STEM for Social Good innovations for the chance to win up to $2,500 to implement your projects in your community. 


Date And Time

Sat, Sep 7, 2019, 10:00 AM –

Sun, Sep 8, 2019, 4:00 PM EDT


Location

United Nations Foundation

1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Suite 300

Washington, DC 20006

Black Girls CODE DC Chapter Presents: Sphero Workshop!

 

Black Girls CODE is bringing our exciting one-day Sphero workshop to the DC area! Tech Divas will learn how to use blockly programming to understand the methods of the Sphero app, and also have the opportunity to learn to interpret and write Javascript code through the extended activities.

All BGC events are geared towards introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs.

This event is intended for girls ages 7-17. No prior computing experience is necessary.


Date And Time

Sat, September 14, 2019

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT


Location

Year Up

1901 South Bell Street

#100

Arlington, VA 22202


2019 STEAM Day by District Dannielle Glaros

Sunday May 5, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

College Park Aviation Museum


Explore STEM through hands-on activities.

G.E.M.S. Finishes the 2018-2019 School Year

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Exciting Hands-On STEM Activities

Girls enjoyed hands-on activities in STEM, including building model volcanoes, understanding the chemistry of slime, and exploring the physics of model cars.

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Collaboration & Teamwork

Girls enjoyed working in teams on interactive activities. They fostered creativity, interacted with students from different schools, and learned how to work collaboratively to accomplish tasks.

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Mentoring

Girls obtain mentoring and guidance on studying and careers in STEM fields from University of Maryland, College Park undergraduate students. Girls also learned about the college experience.

G.E.M.S. Finishes 2017-2018 Academic Year

After-School Enrichment Program

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G.E.M.S. held after-school enrichment programs at Buck Lodge Middle School and William Wirt Middle School in Prince George's County, MD.


Girls worked with University of Maryland undergraduate students on hands-on activities related to STEM.

STEM Saturday Academy

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G.E.M.S. STEM Saturday Academy offered girls the opportunity to explore STEM fields. Girls built robotic arms, balloon-powered cars, and explored Maryland Day at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Cheers to G.E.M.S.!

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Dr. Raluca Rosca accepts a diploma on behalf of GEMS of Prince George’s County as part of the Transforming Neighborhood Initiative (TNI) recognition event (July 15, 2016). It is great to know that the work of our mentors, school sponsors and students is recognized by Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell (CEO, PGCPS) and PG County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.