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Brain Games

In the workshops, small groups of students are engaged in hands-on activities related to math, science, engineering or technology careers. Workshops are led by women professionals. Workshop leaders will also share their careers, their preparation for them, some of their work experiences and a little bit about their personal lives (family, pets, hobbies and outside interests). Workshop leaders become role models for the girls.

Attendees are able to choose from a wide variety of fun workshops and are assigned to two.  All workshops are conducted in English.


1. Birds in the Concrete Jungle
Learn to identify our backyard visitors and how we can keep these feathered flying friends thriving.
Aniko Totha, BS, MA, Wild Animal Keeper, Ornithologist, Bronx Zoo; Gabrielle Rosato, BA, Wild Animal Keeper, Ornithology, Bronx Zoo

2. Blizzard in a Bottle!
Create a “snowflake crystal” scene in a jar using Chemistry!
Denise Beautreau, BS, MS, General Chemistry Laboratory Manager, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

3. Brain Games
Learn about some of the mind boggling things a brain can do from making memories to controlling emotions.
Jenny Libien, MD, PhD, Interim Chair, Department of Pathology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

4. Come, Sit, Heal
Spend a day in the life of a veterinarian, learn the basics of animal medicine, and practice hands-on clinical skills.
Kaylan Spatny, BS, DVM, Associate Veterinarian, Central Animal Hospital, Scarsdale, NY

5. Egg-cellent Parachutes Don’t let it Splat!
Learn about the basics of flight in order to ensure your egg’s safe landing in a parachute.
Kristin Contreras, Student, Computer Engineering, Manhattan College; Jaclyn Marchetta, Student, Chemical Engineering , Manhattan College

6. Hands-On Cosmetic Chemistry (2 sessions)
Step into the laboratory and design your own cosmetic potion.
Anna Czarnota, MS, Group Leader; Tracey McGrory, MS, Group Leader, Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. Ruby Nazario, MS, Senior Chemist; Laura Ihrig, BS, Developmental Chemist, Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

7. It’s a Sugar… It’s a Base… It’s DNA!
Discover the structure of DNA and learn how to isolate DNA from your own cells painlessly.
Jeanette Sutherland, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Weill Cornell Medical College

8. Kitchen Concoctions!
Ransack your kitchen and learn the chemistry behind the products you see in your cabinets every day!
Nicole A. Porco, Student, Chemistry, Fordham University 



9. Origami = Fun
An introduction to origami (paper folding), including one of the oldest models, an action model and a multi-unit model.
Jeanine Meyer, PhD, Professor, Purchase College; Aviva Meyer, MPH, Westchester County Government

10. Play Doctor
Learn the physical exam components and tools that doctors and PAs use to evaluate sick patients.
Rosanna Adis, BS, MS-PA, Physician Assistant, Columbia University Medical Center

11. Roving on Mars
Code ground drones to simulate a Mars ROV Exploration Challenge.
Dawn Tucker, STEM Enrichment Instructor

12. Sky’s The Limit
Reach for the stars with your very own rubber band helicopter and the forces of flight.
Megan Haber, Student, Computer Science, Manhattan College; Rebecca Grech, Student, Civil Engineering, Manhattan College

13. Social Robotics
Learn the basics of computer programming by making a robot act silly, sad or shy!
Jennifer Goodall, PhD, Assistant Dean, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, Albany, NY


Testing Robots

14. What size is a cell?
Your body is made up of many different types and sizes of cells.  Ever wonder ow big cells are?  Play a computer game to help scientists measure cell sizes.
Adrienne Roeder, PhD, Assistant Professor; Dana Robinson, Graduate Student, Cornell University

15. Woman & Machine
Learn about and create mechanical systems that mimic or interact with the human body in beautiful and useful ways.
K.C. Reddy, BS, MST, Teacher, Gotham Collaborative High School

16. Coding to Create Digital Snowflakes
Learn the basics of coding as you help Elsa from Frozen create digital snowflakes!
Patricia McCue, BA, MST, Teacher, Isaac E. Young M.S., New Rochelle, NY