Once again, this year we coordinated multiple workshops at the annual Geek is Glam event! Pictures to follow...
We were back again this year at the annual TouchTomorrow event at Worcester Polytechnic Institute! Pictures to follow.
Today was "Geek is Glam," a day-long Girl Scouts event. It's been quite the geeky, glamorous day. Over 400 girls signed up for the event; there were various workshops pertaining to different topics that the girls had to sign up beforehand. GUST held three workshop segments, in which we explored circuits and electricity. We then made greeting cards that lit up with LEDs!
Really cool stuff. Even the Girl Scout leaders, who were chaperoning the girls, wanted to make one (left-most in the picture.) Of course, I'm once again wearing my robotics hoodie (the maroon 1100 one in the back right.)
TouchTomorrow is Worcester Polytechnic Institute's yearly STEM festival. I've been going since I was young, buzzing with excitement over real space suits on display and driving little robots at the different booths. This year was really no different, except for the fact that I was on the other end of things.
Project GUST's booth was -- dare I say -- too big of a hit. The event garnered close to 10,000 attendees over the course of the day, and the volume of people at our booth was overwhelming, but in the best way. Lesson learned: we need more than two people working at any future booth.
Exciting news! GUST just had its first meeting with the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, where over 20 girls joined in a riveting chemistry experiment in which we grew crystals! (Well, it'll take a couple days to get a final product, but the crystallization has started enough...)
It was an easy enough experiment, but the end result is supposed to be pretty cool. I'd love to see how they turn out for the girls. Maybe I'll just have to go back with another experiment.