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Free event: Girls in STEM

By May 1, 2024May 2nd, 2024No Comments

Calling all K-8 girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math:

join us for “Girls in STEM” – a free morning of STEM activities and presentations!

Join us for an exciting and free event at Acera School! Girls in STEM is a hands-on experience that empowers young women to explore the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math. This in-person event offers a unique opportunity for girls to engage with inspiring mentors, participate in interactive workshops, and discover their passion for STEM. Whether you’re a beginner or already love STEM, this event is for you! Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to connect with like-minded girls and unlock your potential in the STEM field. Register now to secure your spot, and bring the girls in STEM you know!

Activities: “Squid Stitches”, LEGO Robotics, seismology, bridge engineering, clean water filtration, circuitry, and more!

Featured speakers:

  • Lina Fu, Senior Data Scientist, Meta GenAI Team: Lina has over 10 years of industry experience in Data Science, with six years at Meta. She recently joined the GenAI team, after spending a few years as manager and tech lead at the Augmented Reality team. Previously, she worked at Xerox Research on healthcare predictive modeling, transportation optimization, and printer control. She graduated from the Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in control systems. She has authored four journal papers and 13 conference papers, and holds 10 U.S. patents.
  • Amy Kilpatrick BA, CVT, RLATg, CPIAHead of Animal Welfare Compliance, Novartis Biomedical Research: Amy is the Head of Animal Welfare Compliance at Novartis Biomedical Research in Cambridge. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT,) a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist (RLATg), and Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA.) Her role requires her to ensure the research program meets and exceeds the expectations set forth in federal and local laws protecting animals used in research. Amy is passionate about accurate representation of, and transparency in, the animal research field, instilling strong animal welfare values in the young, and educating all people about animals. In Amy’s spare time she pet sits an ever growing circle of furry friends and hangs with her own family (a husband, 2 sons, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 rats and a leopard gecko.)
  • Leah Leier, Radar Engineer, General Radar: Leah was in love with science from the very beginning. She graduated from MIT with a major in Physics (concentrating in astrophysics) and a minor in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science. She started graduate study in Astronomy at Boston University, but left after one year due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and realizing how much time professors have to spend begging for money. After taking some time off to heal her wrists, she started working at Raytheon on missile defense radars. Last year, she changed employers to join General Radar, a startup finding cheaper and more efficient ways to create advanced radars.

Girls in STEM

When: Saturday, May 18th 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Where: Acera School, 5 Lowell Ave, Winchester Mass.