Girl Scouts of Hawaii hosted their annual Girl Scout STEM Fest at the Pacific Aviation Museum. STEM Fest offers a diverse opportunity for Scouts to experience scientific exploration and meet female professionals in the STEM field.
Chaminade University’s IAS program brought real scientists, Dr. Katelynn Perrault, Assistant Professor of Forensic Science, a Medicolegal Death Investigator with the Hawaii Medical Examiner’s office, and a research scientist at Chaminade University, along with their equipment, to let Scouts experience how much fun it is to learn and work in a research lab. The equipment we use everyday help us do our job, but it’s also super cool and amazing, and we wanted the Scouts to experience that.
Scouts learnt about chemistry, density, solubility, physics, and math all while having fun. They used top loading balances, graduated cylinders, pipettors & serological pipets, micro-pipettors & pipet tips, centrifuge tubes, vortex mixers and a centrifuge. To experience the wonders of science using real scientific equipment with real scientists was fun and enlightening for the Scouts.
Click here to visit the Girl Scout STEM Fest gallery