Ada's Portfolio



October 26, 2007.

Thus far, I have had many enjoyable experiences in math and science. They're my favorite subjects! At school, I am taking the higher math track, and getting A+s in both it and in science class. Outside of school, I also participate in Science Olympiad, Morehead Middle School Science Club, and I am starting a Lego robotics club at my school. I also participate in STEM activities through Girl Scouts, and during the holidays I visit science centers and museums all over the US and Canada with my family.
Some other math and science events I have enjoyed are Pi Day at the St. Louis Science Center, a Bioblitz with Dr. E. O. Wilson that I earned through a science essay contest at my school, the Sally Ride Science Festival (where I was able to actually meet the first woman astronaut, Sally Ride), attending a lecture at the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center by Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell (the discoverer of Pulsars) and writing an article on it, and riding the Shuttle Launch experience and G-force simulator at Kennedy Space Center.
During the summer, I have also been able to participate in tons of STEM summer camps, such as Meredith college residential science camp, a C++ Cybercamp, Science Olympaid Camp, Middle School Engineering camp at NC State, NCSU Environmental Science Summer Camp, Morehead Planetarium Lego Robotics Camp, a robotics camp at the Museum of Life and Science, weeklong space camp at Wallops Space Center in Virginia, and several science camps at Shodor such as the Engineers in training camp, Math Exploraions Camp, and the Environmental Science camp. It's been a lot of fun!

Yay Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!

October 23, 2007.

This week we learned what a Shodor Apprenticeship will be like and what the expectations will be. We also began to learn how to write html (things like codes for making paragraphs, headings, and lists), and how to keep a record of what we've done so far in our journals. This all feels so official and exciting! It's been a lot of fun so far, and I can't wait until next time in order to learn more!