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Multi-Cultural Fundraising Event for STEAM, Native American Student Clubs

Apr 08, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 06:00 PM
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The Albuquerque High School STEAM Club and Native American Student Clubs from CEC, Eldorado High School, West Mesa High School, Atrisco Heritage Academy High School and Volcano Vista High School are joining forces to host a Multi-Cultural Fundraising Event on April 8 at 6 p.m. at Albuquerque High School, 800 Odelia Rd. NE.

The event will be in the lecture hall.

Students, particularly girls, will be inspired to pursue a STEM career by speaker Barbara Lopez, a research engineer at UNM who is also working on a National Science Foundation grant to produce educational materials which teach microtechnology. 

The AHS STEAM Club is unusual in that they incorporate the arts into the study of STEM through dance. The AHS STEAM dancers will be performing Arabic folkloric dance along with many other community members involved in Arabic dance in Albuquerque.

 Fashion, dance and science will be highlighted at the event which will raise money for more activities for students.

The AHS STEAM Club hopes to purchase robotic equipment, training and animation software to support  the current  dance activities of its club. The AHS STEAM Club hopes to compete in the Roborave International Competition in 2018 and to also have members enter science fairs next year. This year, the AHS STEAM Club danced at the Albuquerque High School Festival de Belles Artes.

The AHS Native American Clubs will be raising money for special culturally enriching activities and field trips for Native American students.

"I have seen time and again that it is the enriching extracurricular activities that inspire and excite students to pursue an education and career in science," says Valerie Kovach, APS teacher and sponsor of the AHS STEAM Club.