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Local student attends Georgia Tech STEAM program for girls
Olivia Martin
Midway Middle Schooler Olivia Martin hangs out with Buzz at Georgia Tech’s Woodruff College of Mechanical Engineering after taking part in Tech’s STEAM program for girls. Photo provided

Olivia R. Martin, a rising sixth grader at Midway Middle School, attended the GT G.I.R.L.S. (Girls Interested in Rapidly Learning STEAM) program on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.

Held June 10-14, the weeklong learning experience for girls entering sixth through eighth grades was hosted by Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC). It is part of the University’s Summer Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEAM (PEAKS). Martin was one of only a few GT G.I.R.L.S. participants residing outside the Atlanta metro area.

During the program, Martin engaged in hands-on STEAM activities, including making air racers, mousetrap vehicles, and wind turbines. Design challenges introduced throughout the week connected STEAM topics with engineering principles while guiding inquiry and inspiring creativity. Program participants had the opportunity to explore technology, engage in collaborative team building, learn about STEAM careers, and have all-around fun.

“I had a great time at Georgia Tech,” Martin said. “It was cool to create simulations, build 3D models, and learn new computer programming skills. I would love to go back!”

Martin is the daughter of Reginald and Chante Martin.

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