Seaquam Secondary hosted a Girl Powered workshop on Sunday, October 29, coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl. More than 25 students attended the event.
The workshop featured hands-on STEM activities, robotics demonstrations, and dynamic STEM guest speakers from Accenture, Johnson & Johnson MedTech and students from UBC Physics and Astronomy, creating an environment where all students could learn about STEM and engage in activities to help their confidence and abilities flourish.
“STEM and robotics teaches students technical skills while also giving them opportunities to learn perseverance, teamwork and problem solving. Our hope is that the Girl Powered initiative will help in reaching many more young girls who might have an interest in robotics and STEM and make them feel welcome in trying their hand at something new,” said Teya Maihara, Grade 12 student and co-organizer of the event. “The event was great as it enabled students to hear from people who were just starting out in STEM to those who have been working in technology for 23 years.”
This event was entirely organized and run by students from Seaquam. Senior members of Seaquam Robotics, Teya Maihara and Pirahnavi Balasothy (grade 12), organized the event with the help of student volunteers in grades 10-12.
Visit www.girlpowered.com for more information.