On Friday, March 22nd, Middle School students Emma Derby ’24, Alex Perrucci ’24, Abigail Marsh ’25, Brannagh Breslin ’25, and Leann Villa ’25 attended CHOICES at Lehigh University to collaborate with other middle school girls from across the Lehigh Valley to participate in STEM workshops, experiments, activities, and presentations.
Each student worked in teams of five or six with peers from other schools around the Lehigh Valley to create candy catapults, model buildings with K’nex to withstand simulated earthquake activity, to participate in a liquid nitrogen demonstration, to code, and to create sustainable water filters. Each team was led by a passionate and engaging female undergraduate or graduate engineering student. The atmosphere throughout the day was supportive, encouraging, and motivating as all girls worked towards deepening their knowledge about possible careers in civil, mechanical, biochemical, computer, and environmental engineering.
Our students represented Moravian Academy very well by winning awards in some of their divisions and taking home memorabilia from their CHOICES experience. Congratulations to our student participants on a job well done!