Education for Tomorrow Alliance’s SCI://TECH Expo Day
Every year Education for Tomorrow Alliance’s SCI://TECH engages the business community with local private and public schools, offering 13 science, technology, engineering, and math competitions and events. Run as a partnership of EfTA volunteers and local educators, the SCI://TECH Exposition is one of the largest regional science fairs in the nation reaching thousands of students each year and qualifying students to compete in the Science & Engineering Fair of Houston, as well as state and international competitions.
On Saturday, February 1, 2020, the SCI://TECH Expo Day was held at the Lone Star Convention Center and was open to the public. The whole family could enjoy a day of scientific exploration and free events designed to excite young minds through hands-on scientific discovery.
View photos from the event on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page!
SCI://TECH Expo Day Events included:
- Forensic Science Demonstration – Visitors learn about the science behind fingerprinting and how law enforcement professionals apply science to solve crimes.
- Huntsman Elementary Science Festival – Visitors stop by interactive booths where K-fourth grade students share knowledge and enthusiasm for scientific discovery. Bring the whole family for a day of scientific exploration! Events are free and open to the public, and are designed to excite young minds through hands-on scientific discovery.
- Math Bowl – Seventh through twelfth grade students earn spots on teams to compete in a game-show style competition on algebra, statistics, and more in 30-second intervals.
- PBK Sci.Math.e.Lon – Fifth and sixth grade student teams solve fun challenges using math and science skills.
- Robotics Demonstration – Check out student-built robotic vehicles performing an amazing variety of tasks.
- Sci.Story – Fifth and sixth grade students use various multimedia elements to create a documentary focusing on a scientific, technological, engineering or mathematical concept.
Watch video clips from the event on the Hello Woodlands Instagram page:
Education for Tomorrow Alliance partners with the Conroe Independent School District to embrace scientific discovery, and the following sponsors who help make the SCI://TECH Exposition possible: Huntsman, Amegy Bank, Americas Styrenics, Anadarko, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Conroe Independent School District, Consolidated Communications, Entergy, Entergy Solutions, H-E-B Tournament of Champions, IRONMAN Foundation, The John Cooper School, Lone Star College – Montgomery, The Lone Star Convention Center, Newfield Exploration Foundation, PBK, Planet Ford, Repsol, Southwestern Energy, The Woodlands Young Learners Group, and Wright’s Printing.
SCI://TECH events will continue through February 22, 2020 which include:
- Friday, February 7, 2020 – Lone Star College – Montgomery
- Junior High Science Bowl – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Seventh and eighth grade students work in teams of four to answer timed questions on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and current events. Register here to become a volunteer.
- Saturday, February 8, 2020 – Lone Star College – Montgomery
- Biotechnology Competition – 8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Ninth through twelfth grade students solve problems using their skills to analyze DNA samples. Register here to become a volunteer. Please note Biotech judges should have experience with gel electrophoresis.
- Repsol Senior High Engineering Design Competition (Robotics) – 8:00 am – 3:30 pm – Students teams design and build robotic vehicles to perform specific tasks in timed competitions on customized tracks. Register here to become a volunteer.
- Saturday, February 22, 2020 – York Junior High School
- Consolidated Communications Junior High Engineering Design Competition (Robotics) – 8:00 am – 3:30 pm – Student teams design and build robotic vehicles to perform specific tasks in timed competitions on customized tracks. Register here to become a volunteer judge.
To learn more about the Education for Tomorrow Alliance, SCI://TECH, and to register to become a volunteer, visit https://www.efta-us.org/scitech.html