News & updates for young women interested in STEM

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Shake things up with some new virtual STEM content

Yes, we are still social distancing but we can also continue to be distantly social. Check out this week's lineup of activities and opportunities to connect and keep your STEM learning fresh.
Christopher Emdin, Ph.D. is a hip, exciting professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Columbia University. He has gained national attention for his genius in connecting kids in science through the rhythm and beat of urban hip-hop. Discover STEM in a new way through the magic of writing science raps and engaging in science rap battles.  Check out his video!
Our friends at The NEED Project have some awesome distance learning resources in STEM that range from games, activities, fairs, and more that are sure to spice up your day of at-home learning. Some of their favorites include exploring how energy is involved in how we handle trash and recycling in the Museum of Solid Waste , and learning how to manage home energy use by exploring lighting, heating, appliances, and our behaviors.

The Maryland Science Center has some interesting at-home science experiments that are fun and totally DIY-friendly. Create some Alka-Seltzer fireworks, a butterfly feeder, or partake in some balloon jousting, a unique version of the state's official sport! Text Link
Want to hear the inside scoop on our STEM Innovation Leadership Academies this summer? Be sure to tune in to a webinar next week on April 16 featuring Academy alumnae Pamela Elubiaozor and Alicia Locust. They will share their experiences attending past academies and will save some time for Q&A at the end. This online event is FREE and open to young women in high school who applied to the upcoming summer STEM Academies only.

Reminder - 2020 STEM Innovation Leadership Academy Applications due April 22nd! Tell your friends!
Please spread the word with your friends and classmates that  applications for this summer's STEM Innovation Leadership Academies are still open.  The STEM Academy is available to young women currently in 10th or 11th grade and interested in STEM, sustainability, and energy in the Exelon service territories of Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington D.C. See the links on the left for how to apply. Applications are due on April 22nd.  ( Please note  - past Academy participants are not eligible to apply, but are always welcome at our STEM Days.) Text Link