In the second year of MAGIC (More Active Girls in Computing) at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls, seven students in grades 9-12 were matched with mentors, women who have professional STEM careers. These productive relationships have resulted in the students learning a tremendous amount in different disciplines ranging from biomedical to computer science to chemical research. The SKA students have been working on unique, hands-on products that reflect their new skills, passions, and abilities.
The MAGIC end-of-year presentation was held on Wednesday, May 29, where each student gave a short display of her knowledge and project. The projects included:
TechKNOWLEDGEy by Chani Rabinow, who tested the effect of screen time on attention span
Understanding Vaping by Anni Laufer, who developed a website to inform and target parents and children who are most susceptible to vaping
Antibiotic Resistance by Ariella Borah, who developed a procedure for testing the effect of different antibiotics on bacterial growth
Hands-On by Ayelet Teitelbaum, who developed a website that can translate ASL into text
Endocrine System Quiz App by Riki Posner, who developed an app for teaching and testing biology knowledge
Alcohol Detection Using Image Analysis and Color Changing Methods by Priva Halpert, who developed an award-winning original method for detecting different alcohols
Hydro Car by Eliana Millstone, who developed a car prototype that runs using water as a fuel cell.
The faculty, mentors, family, and friends who came to see the work of the mentees were astounded by how much they have accomplished over the course of a few months. Our sincere thanks go to the SKA Head of the Science Department, Dr. Chana Glatt, and our wonderful mentors for their help and support.