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Asian Americans in Science
Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 1-4 p.m.
This year marks the fifth annual Asian Americans in Science. You can meet science and education professionals who represent many geographic backgrounds, from SE Asia to the mainland and the Pacific Islands. Learn about what they do through interactive displays and presentations, and discover the inspiring contributions they've made to technology, education, health care, and innovation in Minnesota.
Science Fusion is great for kids and adults alike. Activities are included in museum admission. Up to four children get in free with each full price adult (from 1-4 p.m. at the box office).
Congratulations to Julia Nichols from Laura Jeffrey Academy!
Julia, currently a 7th grade student at Laura Jeffrey Academy, is one of the winners of the 2015 Donaldson Science Award and was recognized during the Science Fusion: Asian Americans in Science event.
Julia is described as someone who is innovative, determined and has a love for technology. Two years ago, in the 5th grade, Julia created her own website. She used her website to advertise her idea for a unique dog-sitting business. Her dog-sitting business model is different from others because its primary goal is to address the needs of people seeking a companion, rather than a dog needing a baby-sitter. Julia has focused her efforts in app design and has competed in a worldwide app inventor competition. She has also received recognition and support for her participation in developing an app that addresses issues regarding sexual assault in our Twin Cities community and in society. Outside class, Julia participates in extracurricular clubs including Computer Coding and Technovation, a technology entrepreneurship program for girls. With the support of her teachers and mentors, Julia plans to continue working toward a technology-related career.
Congratulations to Anna Bialke from Blaine High School!
Anna is currently at junior at Blaine High School in Blaine, MN. Anna was nominated by her teacher, Jenny Birkmeier.
Since middle school, Anna has shown a strong interest in STEM projects and activities. Anna's passion for STEM was made apparent in her 9th grade year when she applied her personal interests ad natural talents to three milestone projects: (1) She participated in the University of Central Florida's Internet, Science and Technology Fair, in which Anna and her teammates were recognized as national finalists. (2) Anna participated in the Verizon App Challenge where her team earned recognition as the best in the state of Minnesota and (3) She was selected as one of only 35 students to attend the 2013 Grace Hopper Women in Science Conference. Anna is currently enrolled in Blaine High School's Center for Engineering, Math and Science program and has caught the attention of both her teachers and peers as one of this year's top performing students. Anna consistently demonstrates a strong work ethic and volunteers her time to share her knowledge and tutor others. As Anna is developing her plans for college, she hopes to continue studying Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or Astrophysics.