Noble Girls Participate in STEM Program
For the second time this year, elementary girls at Noble had the opportunity to participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Eighteen girls, accompanied by fourth grade teachers Connie-lyn Klein and Dena Spraggins, traveled to U of M for a day-long adventure. All costs, including bus transportation and lunch, were covered by the U of M student organization, FEMMES, which stands for Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science.
The girls participated in a variety of activities, including extracting DNA from strawberries and making ice cream with liquid nitrogen. They acted as process engineers in an emergency room triage simulation. These activities and others were designed to promote excitement in the girls and confidence in their abilities, with the ultimate goal of helping more girls choose STEM careers.