Every year, AWiSE partners with the EmpowHER Institute to host a day of hands-on science activities for girls from local middle schools. The events span a broad range of subjects including life sciences, physical sciences, math, and engineering. The goal of AWiSE STEM day is to inspire confidence and to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM fields.
Over 80 middle school girls from three Los Angeles middle schools attended the event this year! The day was packed with science activities, including a visit to the UCLA Planetarium, making ice cream using chemistry knowledge, and bottle rocket launching!
AWiSE STEM Day 2014 was a huge success with over 60 middle school girls attending the event. Read the UCLA Daily Bruin article and watch the CBS Los Angeles news segment about AWiSE (EmpowHer) STEM Day 2014.