Students Make a Difference at Seattle Children's Imagination Lab

Students Make a Difference at Seattle Children's Imagination Lab

While many 16-year-olds spend their summer vacation at the mall or the beach, Ethiopia Mengesha and Tung Doan spend theirs at a place called The Imagination Lab at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. When the lab opened in 2016, it was designed to inspire innovators, makers and creators. Imagination Lab manager Chris Howard mentors both students as part of the STEM High School Internship Program offered through Seattle Children’s Science Education Department. "We are a group of problem solvers and my role here is to encourage that,” said Howard.

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