Video: Girl-friendly Science Festival at Rackspace Draws 2,100
The event was free and open to girls and boys of all ages. Entertainment included the Roosevelt Rough Rider Drumline and Darth Vader and the Stormtroopers from Star Wars. But the real attractions were the dozens of exhibits that included getting hands-on with exploding, bubbling or popping science experiments, driving a robot, writing in binary code, proposing new technology for everyday life and using a high-powered telescope with astronomers as guides.
With training and equipment from NOWCastSA, a team of Girls Inc. MVPs (Mentors Valuing Peers) shot video of the event and conducted on-the-spot interviews with exhibitors and attendees. The Girls Inc. videographers were: Hailey Mendez, Nicole Pena, Alexis Rodriguez and Adriana Velasquez.
Before the four-hour event ended, Pena had edited video of the Rough Rider Drumline from three different FlipCams into one video piece on a MacBookPro provided by NOWCastSA. Pena said she never used a Mac or the iMovie software before, but added, "I can usually figure out computers pretty quickly."
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