February is a month of celebrations and we are excited to be participating in the celebration of Black History Month and International Women and Girls in Science Day.
Black History Month is an annual celebration dedicated to recognizing the history and achievements of black people. Black History Month reminds us of the accomplishments of black scientists and inventors and the need to raise the next generation of black scientists, engineers, inventors, etc.
Therefore, as part of our commitment to ensuring young people get interested in STEM and in celebration of Black History Month, we are holding a series of workshops with amazing organizations.
As we celebrate the International Day of Girls and Women in Science, we are excited to announce our partnership with the Ladyballers Camp Young Women Basketball Team. Lady Ballers Camp is an organization that develops girl-centered programs that encourage non-competitive physical, emotional and educational development.
To encourage more young people to get into STEM, we will be holding a series of workshops on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through creativity in Robotics, Coding, Mechanical Engineering e.tc with the amazing young women at Lady Ballers.
Our first workshop with the amazing young women was led by our real-life Princess Shuris (#WakandaForever) and Women in Science Tife and Adefunke! During our first workshop, we introduced our audience to the concept of chemical reactions.
In another of our workshops, we created a simple hydraulic lift. We began the workshop by discussing engineering drawings, and the creation of the parts needed for making the lift. The students also learned about the use of fluids in hydraulic power systems. Other educative and fun-filled workshops will be held throughout the month.
We believe in the girls of the Ladyballers Camp and their vision and excited to continue to work with them. We cannot wait to share highlights from the other workshops with you. Look out for photos and videos on our social media channels!
As we celebrate black history month and Girls & Women In Science Day, it is our mission to help create black futures and those who will create innovations to uphold black legacies.
Here are some pictures of the event.
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