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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, Chair, Department of Pathology, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

4. Coding to Create Digital Snowflakes
Learn the basics of coding as you help Elsa from “Frozen” create digital snowflakes!
Ching-Hua Chen, PhD, Research Scientist, IBM 

5.  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

6.  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. Students, Society for Women Engineers, Manhattan College

7. Exploring Mars
Code ground drones to simulate a Mars ROV Exploration Challenge.
Dawn Tucker, STEM Enrichment Instructor, Solar System Ambassador, JPL

8.  Hands-On Cosmetic Chemistry (2 sessions)
Step into the lab 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, MS, Developmental Chemist, Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

9. 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, Research Associate, Weill Cornell Medical College

10.  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 U

11.  Play Doctor
Learn about 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, Manhattan, NY

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

13.  Solve the Maze
Move a robot through a maze using python-like, text-based code.
Katarina Hoeger, BS, MS, The Digital Arts Experience, Scarsdale, NY

14.  What size is a cell?
When you look at a plant, what can you see? What if you could see even closer — to individual cells? Play a computer game and help scientists collect the data!
Adrienne RoederPhD, Associate Professor, Cornell University; Kate Harline, 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.