AKA, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, sponsored a STEM workshop for local 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at the Battle Creek Math and Science Center on March 22nd, 2014. Students from Albion, Lakeview, Springfield, and Northwestern Middle School attended. The key note speaker was Dr. Maria E. Scott, the Executive Director of the Battle Creek Math and Science Center. Also presenting were: Diana Schear science teacher (guided the students on a tour through the planetarium; teacher Mary Lindow showed students how to extract DNA from strawberries; Rachel Chapin shared requirements for college admission, important deadlines and completing paperwork on time; instructor Luke Perry gave students a tour of the center and Grindl Williams, a member of Psi Kappa Omega and Director of Upward Bound at Kellogg Community presented a workshop for parents. The goal was for students to become more interested in and aware of opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields.
We would like to especially thank Cortaa Robinson, President of Psi Kappa Omega/ Alpha Kappa Alpha and Chairpersons Cheryl Emanuel and Burton Foster for arranging this wonderful event.