Magic mentees Priva Halpert, Meira Steiner, Atara Israel, Kayla Evans and Avigail Razi

Students, mentors, family, and staff of the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls gathered on Thursday, May 24, to watch the Magic Mentor presentation.

MAGIC (More Active Girls In Computing) is an international organization aimed at increasing the interest of middle- and high-school students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics and STEM careers by providing one to one mentoring over the course of the school year.

The five SKA students in the program have each worked on a project, meeting once a week throughout the year with their mentors who helped them execute their ideas.

Congratulations to the MAGIC mentees who worked tirelessly throughout the year. Kayla Evans coded and built a self-rotating base for a camera using motion sensors. Priva Halpert developed alcohol-detector methods using color changes. Atara Israel analyzed data for drug testing for breast cancer. Avigail Razi developed code to detect origin of replication in bacterial DNA strands. Meira Steiner learned to code and develop a virtual library website.

Thanks to Mrs. Chana Glatt, head of SKA’s science department, for arranging and directing this program and to the mentors who gave so much of their time and knowledge.

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