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Sign girls up for STEM

If your third- through fifth-grade girl needs something to do on July 20, you can’t go wrong with the excellent STEM Expo coming to the East Suffolk Recreation Center.

Science, technology, engineering and math might sounds like boring subjects to most young people. But past iterations of this event have included learning about how bees make honey — and getting to taste honey — and learning how to make slime. We think those are some things any girl can get behind.

As Dr. Yovonda Kolo, the educator who is sponsoring and hosting the event, told reporter Jimmy LaRoue this week, “STEM is not something you can just talk about. You have to be engaged in it to get a deeper understanding.”

She said the event would be full of engineering, coding and some simple science experiments in a fun, engaging learning environment.

“It’s just getting them excited and knowing there are so many avenues (to choose),” Kolo said.

She said engagement in STEM promotes interest in it, and that’s why she feels it is important to have events like this for young girls.

This event would be a great introduction for girls who are just beginning to get interested in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. They will be able to learn they can do anything they put their minds to, and discover the many careers they can enter with a solid STEM education.

Anyone wanting to register for the event should call 678-230-7484 by Wednesday.