Partnering with Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, we participated in an InvestiGirls workshop at Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls. For this studio, the girls built and launched their own two liter bottle rockets using compressed air. InvestiGirls gives the students of Hawthorn opportunities to learn about different skills and fields, and Studio: TESLA represented STEM activities. We assisted Hawthorn’s mission to introduce new female leaders to STEM fields and can’t wait to see what they accomplish!
On October 9 and 11, the students at Brittany Woods Middle School and Holman Middle School were faced with the task of building a suspension bridge using only straw, string and some tape. After some time planning and crafting the design, the final contraption was put to test. A bucket was attached to the bridge spanning the gap between two tables and sand was gradually added to the bucket. Let’s see if the students succeeded in building a strong bridge!