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.
Daily blog of this successful fair:
Host: Benjamin Sun, Karen, Kate and Yimeng
2 to 4: art project(bean and cotton ball, paper art), making emergency bracelets
4 to 5: Astronomy science class (beyond the stars) in Pals computer room (for pre-registered Pals students)
Host: Gianna Zhang, Ariel Li, Sophia and Karen Yang
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)
Host: Angela Yang, Jerry Yang and Hanna Yang, Karen 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)
Host: Karen Yang, 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Karen Yang is a coming senior in GHCH. She is CHEER bracelet for Operation Gratitude project leader and has been leading many bracelet tutor sessions in different events. She is outgoing, dedicated and very patient with kids.
Ariel Li is a coming 9th grader in GHCH. She joined CHEER when she was 5th grader and a very creative face painter.
Charles Huang, Victoria Huang, Andrew Huang
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
Fee: free to all PALS members (preregistration as PALS member required)
Fair Hosts: experienced CHEER high school students, with qualifications in STEAM topics
PALs Member Registration is required for all Youth who plan to stay onsite:
8721 Wilbur Ave.
Northridge, CA 91324