US Science and Engineering Festival
Author: Meeta Sharma-Holt, MSW
Do you want to be a chemical or electrical engineer? That was the question posed to over 4000 attendees at the nation’s largest STEM festival right here in D.C., by our Techbridge girls from DC Bilingual.
On April 15 a group of bold 4th and 5th graders: Sophia F., Sophia W., Maya, Talia, Jaedyn, and Yajaira along with Ms. Lorena helped Techbridge feature its program at Chevron’s STEM Zone at the USA Science and Engineering Festival! DC Bilingual students volunteered their time to help attendees of the Festival make LED light-up pins, to learn about simple electrical circuits, and make lip balm, just like chemical engineers do! During the Festival, DCB girls had a chance to see some of the hundreds of STEM exhibits, including 3D printers, models of the Mars mission module, and penguins at the Sea World exhibit.
Techbridge was proud to be featured at the Festival and to release a national-level research paper, just prior to the event, about how to get more diverse girls into STEM careers.
Great day for science and for our DCB Techbridge girls!