Four female students from Memorial Junior High School recently participated in the Activating and Energizing Girls in Science
(AEGIS), an Ohio Energy Project program, sponsored by NOPEC, to help expose them to future careers in the sciences. Their primary task was to build an energy bicycle in order to help them understand the mechanics and importance of energy. The bike was then made available for the Memorial girls to bring back to their school building. The participating students included Zishaneese Quinn, Alexis Thomas, Charlotte Hantus
and Arianna Diggs
and they were overseen in this project by 4th grade teacher Jimetric Johnson
. You can watch a video of our very own SEL Students by clicking here.
In addition to constructing the energy bicycle, these students participated in a Women in Science Panel and luncheon that featured a variety of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math, (STEM) thereby exposing the students to successful women in those fields. Finally, students were given the opportunity to work together as a team which helped emphasize the need for teamwork, communication, problem-solving and decision making. Congratulations to our Memorial students for taking an active role in helping to shape their future careers in the science and related fields.