Sixty fifth-grade girls attended the 12th annual Women in Science and Engineering Expo held by Manual’s WiSE club at LG&E on March 27. The club aimed to increase female interest in math, science and engineering.
“It’s not as boring and intimidating as it seems to be,” Emily Zeng (12) said.
The attendees rotated among four different activities and listened to two guest speakers, both female engineers. The activities were “Candy Crush,” where students made towers out of pretzels, toothpicks, and candy; math games; making bouncing bubbles out of water, dish soap and glycerin; and scientific bingo.
Allison Hoagland (12) helped lead the Candy Crush activity.
“I want to inspire and introduce [the girls] to science. This lets them know it’s not a ‘boy’ thing,” Hoagland said.
WiSE club is sponsored by Ms. Kathleen Fries in room 313.
Adya Jain (12) and Emily Zeng (12) prepare their math relay race.
Sarah Mok (12) introduces herself to one of the attendees.
One of the fifth-grade girls listens to the opening presentation.
The bingo board for the science activity.
One activity included making a mixture to create bubbles and seeing how they bounced differently off of gloves and hands.
Teams competed to build the strongest tower that could hold an agenda for 30 seconds.
WiSE members discuss how they solved the math problems.
A group of girls plays bingo as their third activity of the day.
Each Candy Crush team had 6-7 people and were aided by WiSE members to make the strongest tower.
Girls tried to blow the largest bubble and see how high they could bounce it.
WiSE members also put the bubble mixture in a bubble launcher.
Maria Obregon (11) helped lead the math games.