Eager students line up for sweet STEM treats (Lance H./Staff)
Did you know that hot water freezes faster than cold water? Or that a cloud can weigh a million pounds? Each year on November 8, National STEM Day celebrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Highlighting the importance and prevalence of these fields empowers students to pursue STEM-related careers and boost their educational experience.
In honor of National STEM Day, Milana B., founder of Academy’s new Women in STEM (WiS) club, prepared treats for the Upper School. WiS spreads awareness and provides an inclusive outlet for underrepresented, passionate individuals.
With plastic bags at one end and candy spread along a table, students gathered their favorite sweets before Milana placed a STEM-related fact in their bag. Candy included Starbursts, Twix, Extra random candy, and M&M’s, creating an acronym for “STEM.”
Milana says, “It was clear that everyone learned something new. Whether it was a new scientific fact or that National STEM Day existed in the first place, it was a great day of candy munching and brain-fueling. It was a win-win kind of day, and WiS looks forward to coming up with other surprise events in the future.”