Liberty STEM Girls Hear from Megan Goodson

Posted: February 8, 2018

 

Near this school Near this school year, Liberty STEM Girls is a group that comes together once a month to hear a presentation from a woman working in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math career. The series kicked off in October with a visit from Andrea Melnychenko from CID Bio-Science, Inc., which is located just down the hill from Liberty Middle School. She is a botanist who is working with engineers on developing measurement equipment for industries working with plants.

In November, Megan Goodson joined the series. At Intel, she works on the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group as a people system program manager. Goodson brought a bunny suit from her fabrication and engineering days for the girls to try on (see picture).

In January, the Capital Projects Lead for Vancouver Public Schools, Architect Whitney Henion, stopped by. She has over 14 years of construction project management experience in both the public and private sectors.

In February Libery Stem will have a visit from Andrea Morton, OD, MEd/VFL from Vancouver Vision Clinic, and in March, Jasmine Streeter, DVM from Oregon Health and Science University will be joining in. The Girls Who Code club from Camas High School will come in April to give the girls a presentation about their club. They have been to Liberty before to engage with students and are excited about coming back.

Since Liberty STEM Girls was first advertised in October, about 40 girls sign up to attend each session, which is held during seventh period. It’s a turnout Teacher/Advisor Sarah Kankelberg is excited to see – and is eager to grow.year, Liberty STEM Girls is a group that comes together once a month to hear a presentation from a woman working in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math career. The series kicked off in October with a visit from Andrea Melnychenko from CID Bio-Science, Inc., which is located just down the hill from Liberty Middle School. She is a botanist who is working with engineers on developing measurement equipment for industries working with plants.

In November, Megan Goodson joined the series. At Intel, she works on the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group as a people system program manager. Goodson brought a bunny suit from her fabrication and engineering days for the girls to try on (see picture).

In January, the Capital Projects Lead for Vancouver Public Schools, Architect Whitney Henion, stopped by. She has over 14 years of construction project management experience in both the public and private sectors.

In February Libery Stem will have a visit from Andrea Morton, OD, MEd/VFL from Vancouver Vision Clinic, and in March, Jasmine Streeter, DVM from Oregon Health and Science University will be joining in. The Girls Who Code club from Camas High School will come in April to give the girls a presentation about their club. They have been to Liberty before to engage with students and are excited about coming back.

Since Liberty STEM Girls was first advertised in October, about 40 girls sign up to attend each session, which is held during seventh period. It’s a turnout Teacher/Advisor Sarah Kankelberg is excited to see – and is eager to grow.