Our g4g girl of the month : Blakeley!


Hello there, I am Blakeley!

I recently joined g4g as a student ambassador, and I’m very excited to work with greenlight in the future! I hope to help lead US-based events and serve as an example for young girls interested in science.  

I love being able to explore the world around me, and I find it fascinating how every scientific question can be approached as a puzzle. From coding to chemistry, I love testing different theories and eventually arriving at a conclusion through trial and error. I think that an understanding of science, technology, and engineering is so important in the modern age, and I would love to pursue a STEM-based career in the future. 

 At greenlight for girls, I am an Ambassador. Ambassadors help promote STEM awareness and lead events in their communities! I’m responsible for supporting g4g projects, along with introducing students to STEM-based fields of study and offering opportunities to explore science. 

 I decided to join g4g after reading a news article about a greenlight for girls event at the NASA Space Center in Houston, and the event looked like so much fun that I immediately wanted to get involved with g4g! I lead a STEM Club for Girls at my school, and I was looking for additional ways to encourage younger students to pursue a potential career in science and technology. I love g4g’s mission and I’m so excited to be a part of such an amazing organization. 

My most fun memory with STEM is probably the first activity that I did with my STEM Club for school. Mixing basic materials and using salt to lower the freezing point of ice, we made ice cream in a bag! This experiment was super easy and so much fun, especially because we got to eat our results afterwards! ;) 

This month, I wanted to share with you a fascinating article about an engineer responsible for designing and programming the robotic arm on NASA’s most recent spacecraft. Ollenu’s arm is tasked with placing crucial scientific instruments on Mars’ surface, and through his work, many scientists will soon be able to examine data from millions of kilometers away. Beyond his work, Ollennu runs hands-on robotics workshops and competitions in his home country, Ghana, and he encourages the next generation of scientists to pursue their passions.