Goodnight Scholars and children from the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County ASSEMBLE! for an afternoon of STEM and LEGO.
Our Goodnight Scholars’ STEM superpowers were on fully display at the superhero-themed 2017 LEGO Brick Build on March 25th inside the Carmichael Gym. With a captive audience of 121 high-energy and enthusiastic kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County, Goodnight Scholars facilitated eight different stations to excite and inspire children about STEM. New super friends from The Forge Initiative joined our side this year and offered up three hands-on robotics stations featuring tech normally reserved for the Batcave.
While the kids marveled at the wonders of STEM, 15 college student teams competed to create LEGO structures that personified heroism. More importantly, their participation led to a sizable donation of 108 school supplies for the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County.
This entire event would not have been possible with out the real heroes: our student-led LEGO Brick Build Committee! An enormous thank you goes out to co-chairs Courtney Smith ’17 and Tin Phan ’19, as well as committee members Julia Treis ’18, Mason Collier ’18, Sambit Panda ’18, Asa Augustin ’19, Aalia Shariff ’19, Joshua Cain Jimison ’20, Aldo De Leon Resendiz ’20, Daniel Watson ’20, and Dylan Jordan ’20.
Our resident Peter Parkers were on the scene to capture the action. Enjoy their photog work on Flickr!
Photography credit: Brantley Atkinson & Andrew Arden/EMAS Communications