On Saturday, December 1 more than 20 members of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County were on campus to participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-related workshops hosted by Vaughn College’s student organizations and the instructors of the College’s S.T.E.P. program.
“We focused on interest and exposure at this event, so that the students would seek to explore more STEM activities that will help them in the future,” said Nicole Legister-Davis, assistant director of the S.T.E.P. program.
The student chapters of the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the unmanned aerial vehicle club hosted workshops that showed young girls how to make their own chargers, use circuitry in creative ways, build miniature air-cooling devices and more.
“Our girls had a great time at the Next Gen STEM event at Vaughn College,” said Patty Donohue-Brown, Girls Scouts of Nassau County STEM Manager. “They learned about radio waves, circuits and drones and enjoyed the whole experience.”