Cardboard Boat Regatta Keeping Girls’ STEM Career Dreams Afloat

Style Magazine Newswire | 7/9/2015, 11:04 a.m. | Updated on 7/9/2015, 11:04 a.m.
Sophomore, junior and senior girls of Chavez High School know math and science. The ladies used their knowledge to design, ...

Sophomore, junior and senior girls of Chavez High School know math and science. The ladies used their knowledge to design, construct and operate a boat made entirely of cardboard. The event is called Cardboard Boat Regatta and it is through a mentoring assistance program from Rice University graduate students, GE Oil & Gas volunteers, and Chávez High School faculty. The girls were split among eleven teams and raced their boats in the new signature event of the three-year-old Rice University Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB) Girls STEM Initiative. The winning boat was named “Mushu,” after the red dragon in a Disney movie.

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