On Saturday, October 28th, five girls from MTC (Immacolata Capone, Isabella Cooper, Addie D’achille, Michelle John, and Sierra Martello) and their teacher Mrs.Gherca participated in the Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying science program (P.A.G.E.S.). The P.A.G.E.S. program is dedicated to teaching young girls about other women pursuing scientific careers and how fun science can be. Mrs. Gherca states, “I am so proud of these five girls for taking time out of their weekend to learn.” The girls started their day listening to an empowering female industrial scientist talk about her career. Then, they were split into groups to do different science experiments including making ice-cream with liquid nitrogen, extracting strawberry DNA, covering a nickel with copper, making plastic out of milk, and making edible play-doh that can conduct electricity. When asked, Addie D’achille said, “I highly recommend this program and I loved the science experiments!” Hopefully MTC continues this tradition for years to come.
Immacolata Capone, Michelle John.