Science expo kindles student interest

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
© Marc Castellanos
© Marc Castellanos

More than 700 Central California middle and high school MESA students were energized about math and science during a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) expo last fall. The full day of activities included NASA robotics, the science behind motors and airplanes, presentations from a Smithsonian conservation biologist and sea animal demonstrations. The expo, held at Oxnard College, was a collaboration between the host college, the University of California Santa Barbara MESA program and the Oxnard Union School District. MESA students from Channel Islands, Hueneme, Oxnard, Pacific and Rio high schools and Frank, Fremont and Haydock Intermediate schools participated. More than 40 teachers, faculty and college students volunteered, including MESA Engineering Program students from UC Santa Barbara. The event was funded by a Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM grant from the US Department of Education. UCSB’s MESA pre-college program serves about 900 students from 15 schools in the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Share this post with your friends

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email