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2023 Winter STEAM Fair at PALS

As a continuation of our highly successful collaboration with Devonshire Pals in June 2022, we will be hosting another STEAM fair during the winter of 2023, from January 3rd to 5th. Similar to its summer counterpart, we are going to host Art and Science tables with content garget at elementary-aged students focused on simple introductory STEAMS demonstrations with an emphasis on technology and art. Our activities will be interactive and will be accessible to most students, regardless of their background in engineering, science, or the arts. 

Fair Information

Dates: January 3 to 5, Tuesday through Thursday
Times: 2 to 4 p.m. daily 

Location: Devonshire Pals 

Fee: free to all PALS members (preregistration as PALS member required)

Table Hosts: experienced CHEER high school students, with qualifications in STEAM


Registration details: bring copy of parent resident document (phone bill or utility bill), copy of parent income document (paycheck stub or W2 or other document), and parent driver license to PALS on camp days; make sure to provide ample time (at least 30 minutes) due to the large amount of paperwork  

Pals Location:

8721 Wilbur Ave.

Northridge, CA 91324



Fair Activities 


Art and Crafts: Rock painting
Host: Hannah Yang and Gianna Zhang 

Science Table
Host: Benjamin Sun 

First Robotic Demo: Coding and legos

Hosts: Hannah, Jerry and Angela

Science Table 

Arts and Crafts: Calligraphy and Knitting 
Host: Albert Zheng, Julia Song, Alice Chen 

Science Table
Arts and Crafts: Origami with lotus flower

Host: Albert Zheng, Julia Song, Alice Chen 

Art and Crafts: Bracelets for Operation Gratitude

Hosts: June and Karen Yang 
Science Table: Ice melting point

Host: Patrick Li

Science Table: Water Rocket 
Host: Benjamin Sun 

STEAM Fair Table Hosts Biographies

Alice Chen (coordinator)

Alice Chen is an eighth grader at Rancho Pico Junior High. She has been a member of CHEER for over a year now. She is currently the VP of Design of the Santa Clarita Branch. During this year, she has also participated in many CHEER activities, including hosting the 2022 Chinese New Year Ceremony. She really enjoy working with others and helping the community.

Angela Yang

Angela is a junior interested in computer science, specifically within AI. She has explored her passion for computer science as president of the Girls Who Code club and her role as a programmer in her FRC team for two years. After discovering her love of public speaking, she has been awarded numerous championships and received national recognition. Angela is an Honors student in the Academic Decathlon competing team at Granada Hills Charter High School. Angela finds great joy in contributing to the world around her. With 6+ years of robotics competition experience, she is very eager to pass on her excitement to others, especially through teaching.

Benjamin Sun

Benjamin Sun is an sophomore student at Granada Hills Charter High School. He has a year of virtual teaching experience under CHEER, teaching various STEM-related subjects such as electronics and mathematics. He is currently a key member of Granada’s robotics team, FRC 599 The Robodox, which went to Worlds in the 2022 season. He is specialized at CAD software design and engineer. 

Albert Zheng

Albert Zheng is an sophomore student at Academy of the Canyons. He has been with CHEER for over a year and has taught and hosted various different classes and events that involve Chinese culture. Moreover, he has over 3 years of experience in coding languages such as Python and has also taken classes on physics and thermodynamics. 

"My name is Albert Zheng. I am a sophomore at academy of the canyons and I love exploring science and learning new things. I am currently studying for the AP physics 1 exam and i have been apart of CHEER for over 3 years. My goal is to show kids the wonders of science and how it applies in daily life."

Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang is a freshman at North Hollywood High School. He has four years of classroom teaching experience, both online and in person. He has taught classes in coding, speech and debate, math, and English. He has also won several awards in Speech and Debate competitions including CA state championship in Congressional Debate in 2022. He has several years of First Lego League robotics competition experience and in 2022, he led the FLL team to get the championship in a regional tournament. He is passionate about teaching others in the community.

Hannah Yang

Hannah Yang is a 7th grader at Walter Reed Middle School. She has taught online classes for two years in subjects such as speech and debate and coding. She has won national and state championships in several speech and debate events, including an overall 1st speaker in a national competition in 2022. In her free time, Hannah also sketches and draws, as she loves the arts. She’s extremely passionate about teaching and helping others to reach the highest potential they can.

Gianna Zhang

Gianna Zhang is an 10th grader at Granada Charter High School. She has taught online classes for two years such as Art and craft. She is talented at Art. 

Patrick Li 

Patrick Li is currently Portola middle school 7th grader student. He had been an TA for the PAL steam summer camp. He will show how salt or sugar can change ice melting. also show how to lock a chain without making knot by hand.


Julia Song

Julia Song is currently West ranch high school 10th grader student. She is the treasurer in CHEER Santa Clarita Branch, and she is also the leader of the paracord bracelet project. Julia is specialized at Chinese calligraphy and traditional Chinese painting. 

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