Girl Scouts of Western New York recently held its fifth annual STEM-A-Palooza.
The event provided girls with an opportunity to get hands-on with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
This year, over 250 girls participated in 36 stations run by local subject matter experts from St. John Fisher College, Generation Ready, Nazareth College, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Mighty Sparks Design, NAWIC, Harris Corp., Earthworks Institute and University of Rochester, as well as other volunteers from the community.
Stations featured activities that explored sun safety with ultraviolet-reactive beads, computer coding and binary language, long-chain polymers, outdoor survival skills and fire building, bridge building and other architectural studies, reverse engineering, physics experiments using gravity and wind, optical illusions, robotics and tinkering in a makerspace. Girl Scout participants ranged from kindergarten through 12th grade.
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