We had an amazing time growing microorganism cultures on agar plates at Hazen High School. In pairs, we chose hypotheses and tested them out. We let the plates culture over the weekend, and caught up over a Zoom call the next week. We uploaded our results, along with our hypotheses and observations, to an online … Continue reading Agar Plates at Hazen High School [11/(18&22)/2022]
We partnered with the UW Reality Lab to conduct a 3 hour workshop at Hazen High School. It was really cool, and students had a lot of fun playing with Augmented/Virtual Reality headsets and doing some basic WebXR coding for them… FROM SCRATCH! Many thanks to UW Reality Lab and folks at Hazen for making … Continue reading Virtual/Augmented Reality Workshop with UW Reality Lab at Hazen High School [10/18/2022]
Following our virtual general information session earlier in the week (for the 20+ prospective members we gathered via mailing lists and tabling at the Red Square), we kicked the new academic year off with a fun afternoon outside the Physics and Astronomy Building! Many thanks to all who showed up (including new prospective members!), and … Continue reading Potluck + Social [10/16/2022]
We are privileged to have had the opportunity to officially introduce ourselves to the broader UW MEM-C community at their annual All Hands Conference in Friday Harbor Labs. This exposure to the membership of our primary funding source and endorser is bound to increase engagement (as we have already seen with new interest in our … Continue reading Major STEM Pals Reveal at UW MEM-C Conference in Friday Harbor Labs [09/(06-08)/2022]
On our request, UW MEM-C personnel donated 50 high-level academic journals. We facilitated their distribution to two local high schools over the last two months. We hope that folks at Seattle World School and Hazen High School will find the journals insightful and motivational! Thank you, MEM-C!
We had an amazing time facilitating our flashlight soldering activity in Hazen High School’s Materials Chemistry class! Thank you to Ms. Lin, UW MEM-C and the STEM Pals team! Photos shared with student consent.
We had a blast facilitating our flashlight soldering event during the entire school day at Seattle World School. Everyone had fun and went home with their own flashlight! Many thanks to all STEM Pals volunteers, Mr. Yi and UW MEM-C for making this happen. YES! This is our first ever STEM Pals-created in-person event! Here’s … Continue reading Science Day at Seattle World School: Soldering Flashlights [05/16/2022]
We volunteered to help facilitate the Clean Energy Institute’s Solar Derby demo at Hazen High School.
Via Women in ChemE, we performed the photosynthetic flotation demo. We started letting the students make their own “samples” (punching holes in spinach leaves and getting the air out using the syringes). The hands-on aspect really seemed to work well and had better engagement.
COVID-19 kept us from meeting each other and working together in person. So we decided to have a picnic outdoors! 😀
We ended our first quarter in action with a blast… and by bringing a reality check to blasts in movies (among other special effects and illusions). Great work everybody!
We were honored to see even more of our comrades in Eisenhower High School present their science projects to us, and answer our questions as we judged their work based off a rubric used for science fair projects. Impressive work, y’all!
We were honored to see our comrades in Eisenhower High School present their science projects to us, and answer our questions as we judged their work based off a rubric used for science fair projects. Good job! Below is a picture symbolizing their projects. Spoiler: Highlight the invisible/white text directly below this line using your … Continue reading Science Project Presentations I [05/12/2021]
This Cinco de Mayo, we worked on a basic introduction to simulations, variables and functions before trying to model the COVID-19 pandemic. We used a simple Python simulation (GIF below!) to try simulations out first-hand!
Our second event at the Eisenhower High School went by amazingly. We learnt a lot about Latin, clouds, historical scientists, banana radiation and orders of magnitude. Here’s to hoping our STEM Pals will not have (too many) tummy issues! xD
We are excited to announce that we completed our first ever event at the Eisenhower High School. Much thanks to Mrs. Driver and all STEM Pals for participating!