Workshops Offered During 2018 Girls STEM Summer Camp
- In summer of 2018, this camp ran from July 9th to July 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Daily workshop sessions were from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Each workshop session was attended by 8-10 girls with 1-2 Girls, Inc. Coordinators.
- Workshop locations included the Innovation Studio, labs, and classrooms, or in the field.
Some of the workshops offered in 2018 included:
Low Cost Water Filtration
Instructor: Mira Olson
Students will build water filters out of low-cost materials to clean a muddy water sample.
3D Printing for Everyone
Instructor: Brandon Terranova (with Amber Klimecke)
In this workshop, you will be exposed to the world of computer-aided design and 3D printing. Led by a Drexel faculty member and Drexel students, you will use TinkerCAD to produce a custom object to be 3D printed in our Innovation Studio.
Research Sprint for Self-Healing Infrastructure
Instructor: Chris Sales (with Saeed Langroodi)
The research sprint for self-healing infrastructure, as the name suggests, will be a fast-paced, intense, and collaborative workshop in which STEM girls research, design and make self-healing infrastructure materials during a 4 hour period. They will engage science and technology form biology, environmental engineering, materials engineering, and civil engineering to design a self-healing concrete for infrastructure.
Instructor: Lunal Khuon/Irini Husanu/Eric Carr
Making activities to include 3D printing, robotics, and coding.
The Science and Engineering of Stuff: Unusual Material Behavior
Instructor: Henrietta Tsosie (with Reva Street)
Almost everything around you - the clothes you wear, the dishes you eat from, the computer you use, the bike you ride or the car you drive in - is made of stuff. Materials Science and Engineering is the study of that stuff: what it's made of, how it works and what we can do with it. Join us as we explore the wonders of materials and their uses in our everyday lives!
Water Treatment and Quality and distributing force over an area
Instructor: Trish Gallagher
The girls make individual water filters that turn dirty water into clean water and will learn the concept of pressure or distributing force over an area.
Carbon Dioxide: Where is it?
Instructor: Ezra Wood (with Jessie Pavelec)
We will investigate phase transitions using dry ice, and will measure CO2 in real time around the room to learn about where CO2 comes from.
Instructor: Li-Hsin (Leo) Han
Building with Pasta
Instructor: Nariman Mostafavi (with Hamed Yassaghi)
Students will build bridges out of spaghetti and test their strength.
Whirling, Swirling Air Pollution and its Generation
Instructor: Shannon Capps
The students will build model molecules of air pollutants form colored marshmallows and toothpicks. Then, they will follow a person through a typical day and add food coloring to a jar to indicate the different types of pollutants emitted by daily activities. Finally, they will play a board game called Generate! that will challenge them to optimize the cost and pollution of energy sources.
Image Processing and DNA analysis
Instructor: Gail Rosen (with Zhengqiao Zhao and Kawalpreet Aneja)
Introduction to data science to understand biology. The girls will extract DNA from strawberries.
HEX the lights
Instructor: James Lo
Students will learn hexadecimal numbers and use it to control different color lights, making each one turning on and off, and create a short program involving turning different lights on a schedule
Instructor: SWE Student group (Kristine Loh)
Students will learn about emulsions through a video, worksheet, group work, and by making lotion themselves to take home