Posted On Apr 11 2014
Forty-five girls from Daniell Middle School learned about future career possibilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) during a set of workshops conducted at the Kennesaw State University Center March 24. As part of a statewide initiative, the Georgia Department of Education offered middle school girls from around the state an afternoon of hands-on workshops designed to stimulate young women’s interest in the STEM fields.
Daniell students participated in activities such as STEMilicous!, Lipstick or Science–Be a Chemical Engineer for a Day!; Trash or Treasure; STEM in Hollywood–the math and science behind Hollywood movies; and 3D printing. As a bonus and an unexpected surprise, NASA Astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger visited with the group and gave a riveting account of her space travels. Her personable approach had the girls (and adults) on the edge of their seats.
Daniell’s strong focus on these initiatives is spearheaded by CTAE Engineering and Technology teacher Becky Forbes and supported by principal David Nelson.