Chaney girls set sights on science, technology, engineering, math


YOUNGSTOWN

They measure and build and create and sometimes indulge in girl talk. They’re the Chaney STEM Girls, a group that meets after school twice monthly to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The group started last year when Pam Lubich, Chaney’s STEM coordinator, received a FirstEnergy grant and bought supplies. This year, she earned a Wean Foundation grant to continue the effort, which aims to get girls interested in STEM and STEM occupations.

On one side of the lab in the second-floor classroom, seventh-graders Rickie Robison, 13, Peyton Truman, 12, and Jacasia Carmichael, 13, learn about alternative power sources using the Green Snap Circuits.

“We’re making a multipower fan,” explained Jacasia, snapping wires and cords together.

A booklet that accompanies the instrument explains how students can connect circuits powered by a windmill, multipower or battery.

“We just follow the instructions,” Rickie said.

This is the first year in STEM Girls for all three.

Read more about the group in Saturday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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