Sierra Inspires Girl Scouts

A few weeks ago, one of our youth ambassadors, Sierra Seabrease, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Dream, Design, Do! Women in STEAM Festival hosted by Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. The event took place during the MD STEM Festival, a statewide, week-long festival which organized and supported a high number of events focused on promoting STEM to youth and families.

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Sierra was asked to share her experiences with technology and the work she has done as part of our programs. Sierra delivered a short, but inspiring talk to a room full of young ladies as a kick off to the entire day of activities and workshops. She shared about her focal projects, including the Digital Jukebox Piano, which was included as part of the 2015 White House Science Fair, and gave advice to the girls to about pursuing their interests in STEM and made recommendations on how to do so.

We are so proud of all that Sierra has accomplished and are grateful that other organizations are interested in her work and perspective!

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DHF Youth Sierra Seabrease Is Presenting at White House Science Fair!

We are excited to announce that the White House has invited DHF youth Sierra Seabrease, a 15 year old Baltimore City youth, to present at the 2015 White House Science Fair today! We are so proud of her accomplishment.

At the Science Fair, Sierra is exhibiting a digital piano jukebox that she designed at Digital Harbor Foundation. Sierra turned an abandoned piano that was left over when the South Baltimore Rec Center closed into the  jukebox. It uses electronic components that connect the piano keys to an digital interface that displays a playlist from Spotify.

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This year’s Science Fair has a specific focus on girls and women who excel in STEM. Sierra could not be a better fit! In addition to working on technology projects at DHF, Sierra is the founder of the Digital Harbor Foundation Makerettes club, a user group for female students at the Tech Center.

This is the second time that a Digital Harbor Foundation youth has been invited to showcase their work at the White House. In June 2014, DHF youth Darius McCoy presented 3D Printers he built at the White House Maker Faire.