SoundBio was delighted to be included in the resource fair for the Museum of Flight’s ‘Women Fly’ event this year. This incredible 2-day annual event is for middle school and high school girls who are interested in pursuing STEM careers. This was our first time attending and we absolutely loved it!
The girls first attended two different workshops followed by a visit to the resource fair. A variety of STEM-related organizations shared their offerings, including SoundBio Lab. Tables were organized into 3 groups:
Schools - applications, majors, campus life, etc.
Industry - future jobs opportunities
Activities - how to get involved, cool things to do
The girls had to go around collecting stamps, visiting 3 tables from each of the above groups. At the end they earned a special treat - astronaut ice cream!
Not surprisingly, our booth was an activity station. The girls had a chance to work with 200ul micropipets, moving water around a 96-well plate without spilling. For many, this was their first time working with real micropipets, not just plastic droppers. While they were busy learning how to pipet, we shared with them what it’s like to work in a laboratory. We also shared information about our new workshops and our iGEM Team.
Some of the girls expressed an in microscopy so they had a chance to play around with our 3D printed microscope clips and took some great photos. It was a fun and engaging event for both the organizations and participants. Thank you to the Museum of Flight for organizing such a wonderful STEM outreach event in support of females in science!