Did you know girls’ school students are more likely to pursue careers in engineering? Ashley Hall is helping pave the way with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) as an integral part of the Intermediate School curriculum. Our 5th grade girls designed an intelligent irrigation system to keep the campus flower beds in bloom all summer. An arduino micro chip collects data from a soil moisture sensor. When the moisture level drops below 50%, a valve opens which allows water to drain from the rain barrel to the garden via the soaker hose. In art class, the girls decorated the rain barrels and even made the mini Shell House enclosure for the arduino system.