Session 1

  • Be A Cybersecurity Hero! - Shannon Jones
    • Interactive discussion about how to keep yourself safe on social media and be a good digital citizen

 

  • Challenger! What is it Like to be an Astronaut? - Challenger Space Crew Members
    • Run a simulated space mission and experience work as an astronaut as well as Mission Control; must be prepared to use technology such as computers, robotics, and probe ware

                   **** This class is 2 sessions long, so include it in both Session 1 and Session 2 choices

 

  • Do Your Genes Influence Your Behavior? - Ashlee Moore
    • Learn about the field of behavior genetics and the value of twin studies while participating in a mock study of personality

 

  • Finding the Unstoppable You! - Marchell Stoval
    • The requirements, challenges, and opportunities of being a Project Manager and Technology Advisor in IT & the importance of Plan B

 

  • Microphone Check:  How to Record an Interview - Cameron Robinson & Kelley Libby
    • WRIR and IQ Radio - sharing experiences as women working in radio;  students record using professional equipment

 

  • Nanotechnology - Why Size is a Big Deal!  - Nastassja Lewinski
    • Learn about nanotechnology and the unique properties that arise at the nanoscale by examining engineered nanomaterials in household products and performing basic calculations used by scientists and engineers

 

  • STEAM Meets Filmmaking - Robin Best
    • Students will explore a multidisciplinary approach to produce a 2 minute video clip entitled NO MORE HIDDEN FIGURES

 

  • Stuck in the Middle - Anny-Claude Joseph
    • Hands on games to understand median, mean, and mode, as well as age appropriate math applications in everyday life

 

  • Top Chef:  User Experience and Service Design of a Restaurant - Samantha Li
    • Learn how design can impact, inform, and shape how a restaurant takes form

 

  • Women in Science: The Dental Experience- Somer Struthers
    • Explanation of the variety of careers offered in the dental field as well as the education required for each

Session 2

  • Be A Cybersecurity Hero! - Shannon Jones 
    • Interactive discussion about how to keep yourself safe on social media and be a good digital citizen

 

  • Do Your Genes Influence Your Behavior? - Ashlee Moore 
    • Learn about the field of behavior genetics and the value of twin studies while participating in a mock study of personality

 

  • Challenger! What is it Like to be an Astronaut? - Challenger Space Crew Members 
    • Run a simulated space mission and experience work as an astronaut as well as Mission Control; must be prepared to use technology such as computers, robotics, and probe ware

                   **** This class is 2 sessions long, so include it in both Session 1 and Session 2 choices

 

  • Geological Time-Line Trail - Kendra Norrell - Groundwork RVA 
    • Learn the process of researching and designing a geological timeline as done on the Belle Isle Trail as well as the importance of public space development

 

  • Microphone Check:  How to Record an Interview - Robinson & Libby 
    • WRIR and IQ radio - sharing experiences as women working in radio;  students record using professional equipment

 

  • Rock the Environment! - Ngozi Ibe 
    • Find out what Environmental Geology is all about and why you should consider a career in this exciting, fast-paced, high tech and hands on profession

 

  • STEAM Meets Filmmaking - Robin Best 
    • Students will explore a multidisciplinary approach to produce a 2 minute video clip entitled NO MORE HIDDEN FIGURES

 

  • Stuck in the Middle - Anny-Claude Joseph 
    • Hands on games to understand median, mean, and mode, as well as age appropriate math applications in everyday life

 

  • Top Chef:  User Experience and Service Design of a Restaurant - Samantha Li 
    • Learn how service design can impact, inform, and shape how a restaurant takes form

 

  • What If Chemistry is Beautiful? And Relevant? - Sarah Burgess 
    • Discover how Chemistry and Art intersect, how tie-dye works, how our bodies process medicine and much more

 

  • Zine-Making 101! A Crash Course - Claude Marin Fenton
    • Go from zero to zine in one hour; look at some example zines and work on making 2 types of zines

Session 3

  • Challenger! What is it Like to be an Astronaut? - Challenger Space Crew Members 
    • Run a simulated space mission and experience work as an astronaut as well as Mission Control; must be prepared to use technology such as computers, robotics, and probe ware  

                   **** This class is 2 sessions long, so include it in both Session 3 and Session 4 choices

 

  • Colorful Costume Jewelry - Ann-Marie Williams & Danita Greene 
    • Learn how to make colorful bracelets using math concepts and plastic bottles; code your name into a bracelet using paper beads

 

  • Conservation Starts at Home - Hannah Fuerhoff 
    • Learn conservation measures that can help home efficiency and create an action plan designed for your own living space.

 

  • Do You Catch a Cold or Does the Cold Catch You? - Rebecca Segal 
    • Use mathematics to study how viruses move through a population and what type of interventions would be most effective

 

  • Rock the Environment! - Ngozi Ibe 
    • Find out what Environmental Geology is all about and why you should consider a career in this exciting, fast-paced, high tech and hands on profession

 

  • Social Media Etiquette - Brittany Brown 
    • Learn about the do’s and don’ts of social media, cyber bullying and the dangers of over-sharing; especially for emerging STEAM leaders

 

  • Tool Use in Apes and Monkeys - Marie Vergamini 
    • Replicate studies of tool use in orangutans and gorillas; expand your horizons of all the possible things scientists can study about primates

 

  • Top Chef:  User Experience and Service Design of a Restaurant - Samantha Li 
    • Learn how service design can impact, inform, and shape how a restaurant takes form

 

  • What If Chemistry is Beautiful? And Relevant? - Sarah Burgess 
    • Discover how Chemistry and Art intersect, how tie-dye works, how our bodies process medicine and much more

 

  • Zine-Making 101! A Crash Course - Claude Marin Fenton
    • Go from zero to zine in one hour; look at some example zines and work on making 2 types of zines

  • Challenger! What is it Like to be an Astronaut? - Challenger Space Crew Members 
    • Run a simulated space mission and experience work as an astronaut as well as Mission Control;  must be prepared to use technology such as computers, robotics, and probe ware

                   **** This class is 2 sessions long, so include it in both Session 3 and Session 4 choices

 

  • Conservation Starts at Home - Hannah Fuerhoff 
    • Learn conservation measures that can help home efficiency and create an action plan designed for your own living space

 

  • Do You Catch a Cold or Does the Cold Catch You? - Rebecca Segal 
    • Use Mathematics to study how viruses move through a population and what type of interventions would be most effective

 

  • Geological Time-Line Trail - Kendra Norrell - Groundwork RVA 
    • Learn the process of researching and designing a geological timeline as done on the Belle Isle Trail as well as the importance of public space development

 

  • Music and Science: Universal Languages - Tonjia Phillips & Nefera X 
    • Music and science stimulate the brain to explore possibilities that others may not see

 

  • Social Media Etiquette - Brittany Brown 
    • Learn about the do’s and don’ts of social media, cyber bullying and the dangers of over-sharing; especially for emerging STEAM leaders

 

  • To Marry or To Code - Monika Gadre 
    • Address your fears of programming and coding; find your own potential with the power that technology has to offer

 

  • Tool Use in Apes and Monkeys - Marie Vergamini 
    • Replicate studies of tool use in orangutans and gorillas; expand your horizons of all the possible things scientists can study about primates

 

  • Top Chef:  User Experience and Service Design of a Restaurant - Samantha Li 
    • Learn how service design can impact, inform, and shape how a restaurant takes form

 

  • Women in TV: Meteorology - Katie Dupree from WRIC TV
    • Learn what it takes to become a meteorologist on TV; learn how to make a weather forecast and the importance of ad-libbing 

Session 4


Session 5

  • Colorful Costume Jewelry - Ann-Marie Williams & Danita Greene 
    • Learn how to make colorful bracelet using math concepts and plastic bottles; code your name into a bracelet using paper beads

 

  • Do You Catch a Cold or Does the Cold Catch You? - Rebecca Segal 
    • Use mathematics to study how viruses move through a population and what type of interventions would be most effective

 

  • Finding the Unstoppable You! - Marchell Stoval 
    • The requirements, challenges, and opportunities of being a Project Manager and Technology Advisor in IT & the importance of Plan B

 

  • Music and Science: Universal Languages - Tonjia Phillips & Nefera X 
    • Music and science stimulate the brain to explore possibilities that others may not see

 

  • Nanotechnology - Why Size is a Big Deal!  - Nastassja Lewinski 
    • Learn about nanotechnology and the unique properties that arise at the nanoscale by examining engineered nanomaterials in household products and performing basic calculations used by scientists and engineers

 

  • Social Media Etiquette - Brittany Brown 
    • Learn about the do’s and don’ts of social media, cyber bullying and the dangers of over-sharing; especially for emerging STEAM leaders

 

  • To Marry or To Code - Monika Gadre 
    • Address your fears of programming and coding; find your own potential with the power that technology has to offer

 

  • Tool Use in Apes and Monkeys - Marie Vergamini 
    • Replicate studies of tool use in orangutans and gorillas; expand your horizons of all the possible things scientists can study about primates

 

  • Top Chef:  User Experience and Service Design of a Restaurant - Samantha Li 
    • Learn how service design can impact, inform, and shape how a restaurant takes form

 

  • Women in TV: Meteorology - Katie Dupree from WRIC TV 
    • Learn what it takes to become a meteorologist on TV; learn how to make a weather forecast and the importance of ad-libbing