Wilmington teen Jacqueline Means has made a name for herself. Following her passion of encouraging young kids to embrace STEM, particularly young women from underprivileged neighborhoods such as herself, she has earned the nickname “STEM Queen.” To share her message she has been given a national platform of ‘Access Hollywood,’ a celebrity and entertainment show on NBC hosted by Mario Lopez.
Means, who founded the Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative in 2017, first appeared in a Los Angeles taping of the show on Oct. 24, when she demonstrated some Halloween-friendly “tricks” using hydrogen peroxide, including the always popular “elephant toothpaste.”
Here’s a link to her awesome demonstration.
Means’ ease on camera and quick wit went over so well with producers that they reached out to her to come back for a repeat performance. Her second appearance was just last week, when she joined Lopez for more STEM experiments in NYC.
It was another great performance from Jacqueline!
What’s next for the STEM Queen? As the current Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen, you’ll see her in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, which she’ll follow up with her annual toy drive giveaway and another Girls Empowerment STEM Event she’s aiming to host in December.