STEM Goes Red
Red Beaker Challenge Recap
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Hilton Pasadena for the inaugural STEM Goes Red - Red Beaker Challenge. The event featured over 15 teams competing in a morning STEM-filled challenges motivating local high school girls to pursue future careers in STEM and encouraging teamwork and collaboration. For photos from the event, please click here.
What is STEM Goes Red?
In 2018, over 71% of jobs require STEM fields, yet women make up only 24% of the STEM workforce. STEM Goes Red is the AHA’s program for high school girls to explore STEM careers outside of the classroom. Through digital workbooks, virtual lunch and learns a series of events and mentorship, these promising students are exploring the field of STEM in meaningful ways. Throughout the process, young women are discovering how their voices can influence and impact community health and develop key career opportunities in research, engineering and media.
The event began with an expo filled with booths that gave teams an opportunity to win points for their team. The booths highlighted exciting developments in STEM from pacemakers to coding and the American Heart Association's work in the community with advocacy, hands-only CPR training, health and nutrition, community impact, and more!
For all photobooth photos, please click here.
CHALLENGE: PIECE BY PIECE
Focused on team building, team members built a heart-shaped puzzle together while answering questions that highlighted female STEM leaders and encouraged team participation. Shoutout to Team 10 for receiving the most correct answers on their answer sheet!
CHALLENGE: R2D2 RELAY
Teams focused on communication and collaborative skills while taking turns to build R2D2 droids. Congrats to all teams for successfully building R2D2s that wandered across the floor and special congrats to Team 2 for being the first team to finish and move on!
CHALLENGE: TEAMWORK TOWER
Showcasing teamwork, teams worked together using string and rubberbands to build the most unique towers possible with 24 cups. Team 7 walked away with the most points for the most creative tower.
Shoutout to Team 2 for being the first team to complete all the morning's challenges!
LUNCH PROGRAM & PANEL
The luncheon program featured guest speakers Ilisa Juried, ABC 7 Eyewitness News' Denise Dador, and Cardiothoracic surgeon Kathy Magliato. Denise then moderated a panel of five STEM professionals -cardiothoracic surgery resident Dr. Megan Loo, CEO of VUBIQUITY Darcy Antonellis, computational biologist Liana Engie, cardiologist Dr. Kristal Young from Huntingtonm Hospital, and biomedical engineer Sara Rabin.
FINAL CHALLENGE: STACK THE FACT
After lunch, teams gathered for the final challenge of the day - stacking numerical facts from lowest to highest. Special congrats to Teams 2, 4, 10, 11, and 14 for correctly stacking BOTH rounds.
...AND THE WINNING TEAM WAS Team 7 from Health Net!
Thank you to all teams and guests who participated in the Red Beaker Challenge!
For more photos from the event, please click here.
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