MakerLab assistant Debra Daun (above, left) said she was delighted to join and support Hannah’s project.
“From the first meeting I could see that Hannah had very clear goals for her Gold Award project and a solid plan to achieve them.” Daun said in the news release.
"She was very articulate and passionate about raising awareness among her peers about the career opportunities available in STEM fields and the value of STEM training.”
Sliwa also developed a flyer to promote her event within the community, utilizing various social media channels and local news outlets to publicize. She also worked with many of her teachers to share the event with students and parents.
While her Science Career Expo is done, Sliwa still has a few more pieces to complete in order to receive her Gold Award. She needs to create a video recap of her event, write a final paper explaining project outcomes and complete a final interview with the Girl Scout Council.
“Although every part of my project taught me valuable skills and lessons, the most memorable part was seeing the students enjoying my event," Sliwa said in a news release.
"Knowing that my project influenced and educated these students to better prepare them for their future filled my heart with joy,” Sliwa said.
Sliwa wants to encourage every girl who is considering pursuing a Gold Award.
“Not only does it distinguish you from others when you apply for college, but it teaches you various skills that are needed in life," she said in the news release.
The MakerLab at JJC is open to the community.
Memberships are available at monthly, semester or yearly rates and provides members with
access to the MakerLab during open lab hours.
Workshops and tours are also available throughout the year.
For more information about the MakerLab at JJC, call 815-280-6679 or visit www.trainingupdate.org/makerlab.