Posted By Gelareh Abulwerdi,
Monday, April 15, 2019
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KID museum hosted Girl Power Day on March 24th in Bethesda, MD. Volunteers from Young Women In Bio (YWIB) – Capital Region participated in the event as STEM experts to engage in informal sessions with the girls and their families. Young Women In Bio hosted hands-on activities in Neuroscience Section. The activities are (i) muscle spiker activity with electrodes to measure the activity of your muscles in response to movement, (ii) brain hat activity to color different parts of the brain and make a colorful hat to take home and (iii) brain anatomy model. Volunteers from YWIB spearheaded the brain anatomy model activity. Each girl was provided with a disassembled brain model. With the guidance of the volunteer, the girls learned the different parts of the brain and its functions as they build the model.
The volunteers also engaged in conversations with the parents to provide insights about the fundamentals of the brain and brain disorders. Our conversations were well-received by the parents. YWIB Capital region would like to thank KID museum for hosting the event, Claire Cocciole, Director of Maker and Community Partnerships for organizing the event with YWIB and our volunteers who came to support our event and helped make the event a success.
Read more about the highlights of the event.