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STEMbassador Senior Spotlight: Emma Frith

What made you want to become a STEM Ambassador in the first place?

I love STEM, and I like sharing my love for STEM with younger students.

What has been your biggest learning curve in the lab?

My biggest learning curve in the lab has been trying to learn all of the machines. There are so many different machines to learn how to use, and it took me a long time to master them all.

What tool do you like best and why?

My favorite machine in the lab is the laser cutter. I love creating and cutting designs into wood. Some of my favorite projects have been making ornaments and stencils.

How is the lab helping you see potential in your future plans for college or career?

I want to go into engineering in the future, and the lab has helped me get a background into all different types of technology that engineers use.

What has been your biggest success in the lab so far?

My biggest success in the lab so far has probably been participating in many different family events. I love being such a positive influence on the younger kids in the district.

What are you most proud of from your experiences as a STEM Ambassador?

I am most proud of being a founding STEMbassador. I loved being in the lab from the start, and I feel like working in the lab for 4 years has given me the opportunity to learn all of the machines and tools.

What are your plans for next year?

I am attending Virginia Tech in the fall, majoring in Civil Engineering.

Delran STEM Ambassadors are Delran High School students selected from applicants because they demonstrated a passion for STEM, and possessed outstanding communication skills. Much like an internship, STEM Ambassadors have participated in rigorous training within the Delran Innovation & Fabrication Lab space. These learning opportunities are not available to most high school students in our country, since the idea of digital fabrication has only begun to grow in the K-12 sector, to meet the needs of Workforce Development. Delran's STEM Ambassadors have experienced and now taught others in computer-aided design software in 2D and 3D, including Corel Draw, FabMakerStudio, Tinkercad, etc. STEM Ambassadors have utilized these digital design skills to fabricate on vinyl cutters, 3D printers, laser cutters and die cut machines. While teaching others, including younger students in community outreach programs, and adults in staff professional development programs, STEM Ambassadors share their expertise with others. We are certain that this platform for intelligent, relevant communication and positive interaction, will encourage our STEM Ambassadors to be at the forefront of the next generation of STEM innovators.

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