By Danica Chen, Del Norte High School
Starting off a new school year strong, on August 26th, the All Girls STEM Society hosted a Circuitry Workshop at the North University Community Library. This is the second time AGSS has held its Circuitry Workshop, and certainly not the last.
Picking up right where the last event of the 2017-2018 school year left off, the event began with a presentation about the basics of circuitry by Clara Guo, before moving into a series of projects involving breadboards and LED lights. At the end of the workshop, a contest was held to determine the best independently designed circuit amongst the table teams the girls formed. All the designs were fantastically creative, colorful, and unique; it was clear the girls had fun making them.
As before, the workshop taught girls from fifth to eighth grade the basics of electricity with hands-on experiments. However, as evidenced by the new participants and volunteers in the room, it was evident the organization had changed much since last year, and enormously since its beginnings only three years ago. Case in point, a few girls who had been participants in previous years were experienced enough now to become volunteers, helping others like they’d been helped so many times before. The organization has gone through much growth in its time, and it showed in all the ways it has managed to innovate and expand.
In its upcoming year, All Girls STEM Society has many new events coming up, as well as the return of favorites like the Aerospace and Lego Mindstorms Workshop. The next event in San Diego is the Knot Theory Workshop on September 30 at the Mission Valley Public Library. Details can be found here.