By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen
Natalie Kidder and Fary Koh say they believe the whole world would be better off with more women in the sciences, so they produce events like Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Day for girls in Benicia on Saturday.
The two women, who come at the issue from slightly different perspectives, teamed up for these events which give girls in grades 2 to 6 hands-on experience in several disciplines. Legos, which feature prominently in Koh’s Benicia business, BrickSpace, are used to teach engineering, for instance. Strawberries, meanwhile, were reduced to their basic DNA during another workshop elsewhere in the facility.