By Danica Chen, Del Norte High School
After the success of their last origami workshop, the All Girls STEM Society organized another origami workshop on September 25 at the Carmel Valley Library, this time for girls from sixth to eighth grade. Over 32 girls from 20 different schools showed up to participate. This workshop, as well as the many other workshops hosted by this group, is designed to kindle an interest in STEM in girls.
By Crystal Wang, The Bishop's School, and Danica Chen, Del Norte High School
When most people think of mathematics, “origami” is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, the All Girls STEM Society, or AGSS, sought to combine these two oft-separated concepts into their educational and entertaining Mathematical Origami Workshop, held at the La Jolla Riford Library on August 27, 2016.
This may be the AGSS’s first event in their new La Jolla-based location, but they are far from inexperienced. Since its formation in 2015, the organization, run entirely by high-school students, has hosted over fifteen events nationwide. These include an aerospace workshop based around paper rockets and a programming workshop with a turtle theme, all of which have been well-attended and well-received. This event was no exception, with 35 girls from 31 different schools attending.