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2023 Summer STEAM Fair at PALS

As a continuation of our highly successful collaboration with Devonshire Pals, we will be hosting another STEAM fair in June 2023, from June 19th to 22th. 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

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Dates: June 19th to 22th, Monday through Thursday
2 to 4 p.m( onsite  fair)
4 to 5 pm (onsite science classes in the computer room)

Location: Devonshire Pals 

Feefree to all PALS members (preregistration as PALS member required)

Fair Hostsexperienced CHEER high school students, with qualifications in STEAM topics


PALs Member Registration is required for all Youth who plan to stay onsite:

Pals Location:

8721 Wilbur Ave.

Northridge, CA 91324



Fair Activities 

June 19th

Host: Benjamin Sun, Kate and Yimeng
2 to 4: science and art projects 
4 to 5: Astronomy science class (beyond the stars) in Pals computer room (for pre-registered Pals students)

June 20th

Host: Gianna Zhang,  Sophia and Karen
2 to 4: : Rock Painting, face painting, making bracelet for Operation Gratitude 

4 to 5: Life science class(Journey of Hamberger) in Pals computer room (for pre-registered Pals students)

June 21st

Host: Angela Yang, Jerry Yang and Hanna Yang
2 to 4: Lego Robotic onsite demo
4 to 5:
Math/Logic class (Fermi Questions) in Pals computer room (for pre-registered Pals students)

June 22nd

Host:  Olivia Zhao and Connor Zhao
2 to 4: Origani & Fun Hands-on Experiments
4 to 5: Chemistry class (Chemistry Elements) 
in Pals computer room (for pre-registered Pals students)

STEAM Fair Hosts Biographies

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.

Olivia Zhao 

Olivia Zhao will be an incoming junior in the fall at Granada Hills Charter High School's International Baccalaureate Program. She is one of the founders of CHEER & currently the president of CHEER Youth Group. Olivia has led countless CHEER activities, including hosting the 2023 & 2022 Chinese New Year Ceremony, founding CHEER's popular community cleanup project, & organizing past STEAM camps. She absolutely loves teaching and interacting with kids & it brings her so much joy to see the activities that CHEER offers bring a smile to people's faces! Olivia is so excited to teach origami & hands-on experiments at this year's camp & can't wait to meet everyone!

Connor Zhao 

Connor Zhao is an ninth grader at North Hollywood High. He has organized and participated in many CHEER activities, including hosting the 2023 Chinese New Year Ceremony. 

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. 

Yimeng Yuan

Yiming is currently a student enrolled in Rancho Pico Junior High. She is very interested in both STEM and arts and crafts.  She has many ideas for this year's STEAM fair and is very excited to participate.

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. 

Kate McCurley

Kate is a rising 8th grader in a local school. She has participated in various engineering, computer science, and mathematics enrichment class since 5th grade. She is the co-founder of the artist union in her school and has mentored young kids in math and science related activities over the past year. In her spare time, she loves to dance classical ballet and play piano.

Sophia Hu

Sophia Hu is currently a 9th grade student at North Hollywood High School. Throughout her academic journey, she has developed a strong passion for learning and exploring new subjects. Outside of the classroom, she believes in giving back to the community. She have actively participated in various events at CHEER as a volunteer for the past year. This experience has taught her the value of teamwork, leadership, and the importance of making a positive impact on others.

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