Fifth-grader to begin STEM program for girls

Dec 10 2020

Fifth-grader to begin STEM program for girls

Congratulations to fifth-grader Nirmal, because she’s about to start on a cool project.

She was recently accepted into the 2021 Artemis Academy for Girls. It’s an all-female club for students currently in the 5th, 6th or 7th grades that aims to inspire girls to persist and excel in their Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics interests.

Beginning in January 2021, girls will meet virtually once a week until they are able to meet in-person. Their meetings will feature guest speakers, STEAM activities and opportunities for girls to build their knowledge of Space Science and interact with women working in related STEM career fields. This coming summer, the girls will participate in a weeklong summer camp.

Artemis, in Greek mythology, is the twin sister of Apollo, and the namesake of NASA’s newest human spaceflight program that will send the first woman and next man to the surface of the moon.

The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College is organizing the Artemis Academy.

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