I haven't been feeling great these past few days, and I am thinking I might be getting a cold. Luckily, our nurse's office or binnacle as we refer to it here, was able to give me a bit of medicine before my busy weekend. Needless to say, I have been running on Dayquil.
This Saturday MMA hosted their second annual Sci-Tech Girl Expo and it was a blast! Our Expo revolved around the many different STEM career opportunities that young girls that were there will hopefully consider for a career. These included Meteorology, Optometry, CSI Forensics, Food Engineering, Marine Animal Specialist, Veterinarian and Clinical Laboratory Testing. Regretfully, I was not able to attend all of the classes that were being offered for the girls to attend but I have to say that I think I learned more than I was expecting, I even got to learn how to lift finger prints off of a beaker. I could not believe how focused and determined these 8-12 graders were about their future and their excitement towards going into these STEM field. For those of you who may not be familiar with what STEM is: it stands for Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I helped escort a group of about 10 or so girls around to these different sessions and listened as they asked such engaging and questions. I have to say I was impressed! Do you recognize the woman Arthur and I are standing with? That's right! Cindy Fitzgibbons from Fox 25 News was there to talk all about meteorology.