× Children’s book author encourages STEAM education to grade school students

ST. LOUIS – Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) is all young female grade school students at Woodward Elementary could talk about on Friday, May 17.

More than 100 young ladies walked unknowingly into a gymnasium full of adventures and valuable lessons to learn about a future career in a male-dominated industry.

The assembly centered around Breenae Washington, engineer and author of The Steam Queens, and the magical world she created around her main character, Ivy.

“Ivy is the STEAM queen and she’s everything I want little girls to know that they can be,” Washington said. “They are starting as enthusiastic little girls, growing into powerful

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