AAUW Tech Savvy 2015 at Ohio University

The Wyatt Lab Team participated in the 2015 AAUW Tech Savvy day Saturday, May 30th. Tech Savvy is a daylong career conference designed for girls in sixth through ninth grades to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, interact with mentors, and to inform parents about STEM education and careers. Sarah Wyatt, Chris Benson, Colin Kruse, and Allan Poe presented Gravity, What’s All the Fuss About?” in which they described how scientists simulate the effects of microgravity conditions while working on Earth. Proma Basu, Bianca Correia, Jeremy Held, Megan Osaka, Josiah Pugh, and Anne Sternberger presented “Decoding DNA”in which the participants decoded DNA sequences and built bracelets with DNA sequences.

Read more about the event in the Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences Forum.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Natalie Kruse, discusses the impact of abandoned mines on water environments

Keynote speaker, Dr. Natalie Kruse, discusses the impact of abandoned mines on water environments

Facilitator and mentor, Kellie Muneio, measures the height of the marshmallow in the Marshmallow team-building exercise.

Facilitator and mentor, Kellie Muneio, measures the height of the marshmallow in the Marshmallow team-building exercise.

Contenders in the Marshmallow Challenge.

Contenders in the Marshmallow Challenge.

More contenders in the Marshmallow Challenge.

More contenders in the Marshmallow Challenge.

Contenders in the Tumbling Towers race against the clock.

Contenders in the Tumbling Towers race against the clock.

Wyatt Lab team members talk with Tech Savvy participants decoding DNA sequences.

Wyatt Lab team members talk with Tech Savvy participants decoding DNA sequences.

Facilitator and mentor, Hanna Brown, PhD, measures the height of the winning team's tower in a team-building exercise called Tumbling Towers.

Facilitator and mentor, Hanna Brown, PhD, measures the height of the winning team’s tower in a team-building exercise called Tumbling Towers.

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