Show Me the Science at Northeastern University
Model rockets, aquatic touch tanks, Lego robots, marshmallow- straw structures— this past Saturday, Science Club girls spent the afternoon learning about everything from aeronautics to engineering! This year’s Show Me the Science fair, which drew over 200 individuals, was held at Northeastern University as part of the college’s student-run Science Club chapter. Girls K-8th grade from multiple Science Club sites across Boston were invited to attend the two hour function and partake in activities from over 20 female-led student groups. The excitement and energy of the participants was clear as girls moved from the different experiments, prepared by organizations like Tufts Women in Dentistry, Harvard Women in Physics, the New England Water and Environment Association, Scientista, and many others.
Future scientists were also given “passports” to track their progress at each table. After seven table visits, the girls were then eligible to receive a prize. Regardless, each participant left with a mini science kit so she could bring the lab back home.
While this science-filled festivity was a fun way to kick off the weekend, girls had the opportunity to use what they’ve practiced during weekly Science Club meetings. As thirteen-year old Science Club member, Vanessa told News@Northeastern, “It’s [Science Club] opened my mind to a bunch of different branches of science that I hadn’t thought much about before…”.
From current members and family to volunteers, mentors, and staff, all those in attendance can agree— another successful Show Me the Science!