Jr. Science Cafés

Meet working professionals in the fields of STEM

Professionals working in various medical fields answer your questions about their work life and how COVID has impacted their work. Appropriate for grades four and above.

recorded june 18, 2021

Meet a Biochemist

Dr. Shy Brown is the Founder and President of Building Bridges, Inc., a non-profit organization that is designed to expose, equip, and empower Black girls to pursue STEM careers through self-awareness strategies. Dr. Shy talks about her work with Building Bridges, explains the science of hair, and shows you how to make your own conditioner.

Materials needed

To follow along with Dr. Shy and create your own hair conditioner, you’ll need these materials:

  • Shea butter
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Essential oil (optional)
  • Small jar
  • Craft stick

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