Secondary Education

Southern Middle and Swan Meadow Students Attend SCITECH DAY!

Last Updated on Mar 7, 2016 at 2:54pm | Secondary Education

Seventy-one students from Southern Middle School and Swan Meadow School attended this year’s SCITECH Day at Carnegie Science Center on March 2, 2016.  Again this year, a generous grant from Carnegie Science Center made this trip possible for GCPS students.

The entire group attended this year’s Science Stage presentation entitled “In The Year 2062…Your Future.”  The show explored the technologies that were featured in the Jetsons, examining some of the futuristic ideas that have actually come to fruition.  The actors explored some of today’s mega projects that might transform what our tomorrow looks like.  Students then spent a day in the future based on today’s science and technology. 
In addition to the theater show, each student had the opportunity to select a workshop in which to participate.  This year’s offerings included Video Game Design, Bioengineering, CSI Art & Science Caper, FAB LAB, Your Dinner Plate Can Change the World, Neuroscience, Brave New World, and DNA & CSI.  Each workshop featured individuals involved in STEM careers and included hands-on projects, some with projects that students completed and could take with them. 
Throughout the science center, exhibits were set up featuring a wide variety of science and technology enterprises from 3D printing to creating wearables from computer parts to fracking, glass production, robotics, and health sciences.  Approximately 40 exhibits were featured during this year’s SCITECH Days.  Students could also engage in the science center activities present on a day-to-day basis as well as SportWorks.
Following their exciting day at the Science Center, students stopped at Pleasant Hills Chick Fil A for dinner.

Special thanks to Ms. Geri Baker and the Carnegie Science Center for their support of this fantastic trip for Garrett County students.  Funding for admission of all students and chaperones as well as transportation was provided through the generosity of Carnegie Science Center and related foundations.  Thank you is also extended to the chaperones and teachers who participated in the March 2nd trip.
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