The second Saturday of each month, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) will host STEMinista Saturdays. This signature program features workshops with a variety of community partners working together to achieve the common goal of engaging girls in STEM.
Our first STEMinista Saturday on March 12 featured a Digital for a Day workshop with Digerati Girls. Twenty-two girls participated in the workshop and learned the art of programming and designing mobile applications.
The program also included Dr. Julie Bartholomew, who spoke to workshop participants and more than 200 guests about her path to becoming an inventor. Julie created a process for on-site, automated customization of cosmetics, and has successfully patented the process throughout the world. She has a growing portfolio of nearly eighty patents granted and/or pending in 18 countries.
Thanks to the Ford Motor Company Fund, we also provided free general admission to all guests on March 12 as part of the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! in which museums across the country offer free admission.
This year’s Museum Day Live! was designed to provide an opportunity to the public, especially women and girls, to enjoy and share in our nation’s dynamic heritage and cultural life.
On April 9 we had our second STEMinista Saturday, which featured building and racing a car with Arts and Scraps. The next STEMinista Saturday is scheduled for May 14 and will include programming with Digerati Girls. Click here for more information.