Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School Hosts 'STEAM-A-Thon'

Area middle-school girls in a food and culinary science group hold up their homemade beverages. Credits: Skip Pearlman
A virtual reality workshop was part of Saturday’s STEAM-A-Thon. Credits: Skip Pearlman
Jothi Ramaswamy, founder of ThinkSTEAM Credits: Jothi Ramaswamy

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School hosted “STEAM-A-Thon”—a ThinkSTEAM event—on Saturday, Jan. 6, an all-day event sponsored by HERlead, in which middle-school girls from around the tri-state area participated in technology workshops.

ThinkSTEAM, an organization that helps involve young girls in technology, was the brainchild of Lakeland High School student Jothi Ramaswamy when she was a freshman. She’s now a junior.

“It was her dream to create an organization called ThinkSTEAM, and she’s created that to help more girls get into STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics),” said Patricia Viggiano, director of curriculum for science at Lakeland.

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