October 17, 2020 – Annapolis, DC. For the first time, LETS GO took its STEM Pop-Up event virtual. The event was sponsored by a generous donation from Northrop Grumman. This annual event for STEM Scholar alumni is normally held at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park but went virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Twelve LETS GO STEM Scholars from the Annapolis area participated in three fun, STEM educational workshops—Bubble Machine, Spin Art Machine, and Light Up Speaker. Leading the workshops were four engineers from Northrop Grumman, a scientist/educator from the Annapolis Maritime Museum, [WHAT DOES JENN DO?] from the Fort Meade Alliance, [WHAT ORGANIZATION DO ERIC AND MAYA REPRESENT?], and three LETS GO team members with science backgrounds. That’s an almost one-to-one ratio of instructors engaging with students in a virtual group setting. What a great learning experiences for youth.
Several students were so engaged with building and playing with their machines that they didn’t want the event to end—a few stayed online with the engineers after the event’s end time. This event is so popular with families that it is LETS GO’s longest continuously running event.
See our STEM Scholars beam smiles as they demonstrate their machines for their families.