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DUNCANVILLE, TX – More than two dozen young women from DeSoto ISD middle schools attended STEM Adventures at the International Museum of Cultures’ Children’s Lab on Saturday, October, 15, 2016.  Each girl participated in two hands-on workshops for the three-hour program.

DESIGNING FLIGHT

Facilitator Candy Robinson, an engineer with Lockheed-Martin, demonstrated the inner workings of making an airplane in Designing Flight.  Students made paper planes to understand the aerodynamics of flight, then formed an assembly line to go through the manufacturing process of producing an airplane.

ELECTRONICS MAGIC

The young women discovered the power of circuitry in Electronics Magic with engineer Jaime Hunter.  Demonstrating with the wiring of a light switch, Jaime showed the girls how conductors and resistors work in the mechanics of electricity.

STEM Adventures is a program of the Southwest Dallas County American Association of University Women, designed to nurture interest for girls in grades 6, 7, and 8 in science, technology, engineering, and math.  The program will be offered again on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the International Museum of Cultures, 411 E. Highway 67, Duncanville, TX 75137.  To register, please go to www.AAUW-swdc.org or call (972) 709-1957 for more information.

The International Museum of Cultures is the only contemporary cultural anthropology institution of its kind in Texas. Its focus is to feature the lives of emerging peoples and provide a global understanding and awareness of the challenges these peoples face in their communities. Exhibits, educational programs, and public events highlight people of diverse cultures in an effort to embrace and promote understanding of cultural differences found both in isolated areas of the world and in our own community. Established in 1979 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Museum was founded by linguists and anthropologists associated with the Summer Institute of Linguistics now known as SIL. The Museum exhibits are taken directly from the experiences of these linguists and anthropologists, and provide first-hand knowledge that can only come from living in these remote areas. Come for a visit to experience their appreciation of these cultures and friendships. Private tours and docent-guided tours available. HOURS: Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM, Saturday and Sunday by appointment. ADMISSION: $7.50 adults, $5.00 children 12 and under & seniors (972) 572-0462 www.internationalmuseumofcultures.org - Contact International Museum at  
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