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Year 11 students proudly wearing their self-designed Women in STEAM t-shirts. Pictured from left to right is Cameron C., Faith J., Sana M., Christina M., and Maia R.
Right now, we are struggling with a huge equality crisis across the globe. BIS Houston has and is providing equal opportunity and recognition to young women. That is why over the week of Feb. 8 to Feb. 12, BIS Houston celebrated Women in STEAM day.
Throughout the week, we celebrated and learned about women in the past who have had an impact in the world of STEAM. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. We discovered the connections between each area of STEAM, whether or not we as students want to go into an area of STEAM and how, in the past, women were blocked or prevented from chasing a dream or idea within the STEAM topics. We have done this by all decorating T-shirts with what we had discovered. The outcome was eye opening. I have never been so excited to see how each and every student truly supports each other.
Additionally, while the students focused on researching and learning, our teachers received some recognition from the BIS Houston PTSA. Because February 14 was Valentine’s Day, the PTSA wished to show our teachers how much we love and appreciate them. They did this by getting parents and students to decorate teachers' cars. They also set up a fruit package for each teacher.
Overall, the week was filled with equality, appreciation, and the unity throughout the halls of BIS Houston. This continues to show the strength and determination of our school through a time of pure uncertainty, which I believe is one of the best qualities a school could ever have.