The annual GCTC Mother/Daughter STEM evening was well attended and featured some great workshops Monday evening. More than 100 girls in grades 2-8 and their mothers, grandmothers or female mentors enjoyed the evening.

The annual GCTC Mother/Daughter STEM evening was well attended and featured some great workshops Monday evening. More than 100 girls in grades 2-8 and their mothers, grandmothers or female mentors enjoyed the evening. 

The psychedelic, tie-dyed theme Peace Love and Stem event was conducted by the GCTC Pre-Engineering Academy, GCTC STEM Data Specialist Missy Dominy and student organizers Jackie Fuller and Brittany Keene. 

Dr. Kelli Koons led a workshop in which the mother/daughter teams performed stent and balloon angioplasty procedures on simulated arteries. The simulated arteries were made from medical tubing and plaque was simulated by shortening. 

Jenny Hatton of Boeing conducted a workshop in which mother/daughter teams built model helicopters designed to fly 10 feet high for at least 33 seconds while holding a penny. 

Jeanette Loutsch, associate professor of biology at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha conducted a workshop in which mother/daughter teams performed chemical tests on unknown food liquids. The teams tested for proteins, salt, nitrates and glucose. 

Thelma Gutierrez-Anderson of EATON Corporation conducted a workshop on mechanical physics for the younger girls and their mothers that involved constructing a tower. 

A fifth workshop was a panel of female OSU engineering students and working professionals who talked to the mother/daughter teams about college prep, STEM careers and the Society of Women Engineers.