The STEM Symposium was the first of its kind in our school, the California Academy of Mathematics and Science. We worked to put together a full presentation with a timeline, research, and an explanation of possible solutions that have been made or could be made towards the issue.
In Class Presentations
We held a series of presentations in our advisor's Medical Biology classes (around 150 students) regarding the significance of the lack of female hygiene products to underprivileged women in our community. We discussed local issues such as widespread homelessness as well as how the issue has impacted the country, especially through the Pink Tax. At the end of each presentation, we had an interactive segment with a Jeopardy theme to test our audience on how much they learned.
Female Hygiene Product Donation Drive
We partnered with our school's American Red Cross club to create a donation drive for all kinds of female hygiene products. This was over the course of a week and we received over 100 donated items. The purpose of this event was so that we could bring together all of the supplies and turn them into care packages for the Women's Shelter of Long Beach. With additional supplies, we were able to make over 120 care packages, each with pads, tampons, socks, tissue, deodorant, and more!