By Deon Guillory, WJBF GMA Weekend Anchor/Reporter - email
Grovetown, GA -
Middle school scientists, techies, engineers and mathematicians put their brains together Saturday morning for a STEM-ulating competition.
It was all part of Columbia County Middle School's STEM competition.
The first event was a tall tower challenge.
Students worked in teams to engineer the tallest tower they can build using only straws, pipe cleaners and paper clips.
As Tiffanie Moore, and eight grader at Harlem Middle School, explains, STEM isn't just an all boys club.
"We're showing that guys, everything's not just for guys, that girls can be smart too and do engineering and math. It's cool to have an opportunity to be a girl and learn about engineering and math," said Moore. Students also used balloons and string to create rockets and there was also a lightening round of questions.