Three Rio Mesa students qualify for next round of National Chemistry Olympiad

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Geno Arthur, Samantha Pinsak, and Christal Greenlaw have qualified for the next round of the National Chemistry Olympiad. and are invited to take the National Exam at Westmont College on Saturday, April 21. Only 900- 1,000 students in the entire United States are chose to sit for the 3-part national exam. No more than two […]

Spartan teachers donate their Saturday to Science

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Saturday, February 25, three teachers from Rio Mesa High School, Corene Duarte, Lorraine Wood-Newberry, and Rano Sidhu travelled to UCLA on their own time, to attend a California Nano Science Institute workshop on the uses of Nanowires and conductive plastics. The participants learned about the current developments in the cutting edge field of conductive plastics, […]

Professionals Judge HHS Science Fair

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February 2, 2012 – Local professionals came to Hueneme High School to judge Science Fair projects. 20 science judges from the local science community, Oxnard College, retired teachers, and the navy bases judging 47 projects in 8 categories. All ninth grade honors biology students were required to participate in the science fair. The judges have […]

Pacifica and NASA

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Students in Ms. Diane Winter’s chemistry class at Pacifica High School in Oxnard, California conducted one Filtration: No Dirt, No Germs experiment before participating in a live webinar. During the webcast, ACS and NASA scientists at Johnson Space Center performed the same experiment and discussed how it relates to water purification on earth and on […]

Pacifica students chat with NASA scientists

  Science students at Pacifica High School in Oxnard chatted Thursday with NASA scientists and representatives of the International Space Station via the Internet.  Pacifica, one of three schools nationwide selected to participate in NASA’s Digital Learning Network webcast, was chosen because students participated in the American Chemical Society’s International Year of Chemistry Global Water […]

NASA grant to benefit 8 Ventura County schools

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Students at eight high schools in Ventura County will get to enhance their studies of global climate change science, thanks to a $590,000 grant obtained from NASA by a CSU Channel Islands education professor. The 2011 Innovation in Global Climate Change Education grant will be used to train biology and Earth science teachers at eight […]

Hueneme Learning Academy students exhibit science projects

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From creating a hydrometer out of a straw and BBs to learn about the principles of polarity, the 130 students enrolled in the Hueneme Learning Academy explained their science projects to educators and college students Friday at the first science and technology exhibition at Blackstock Junior High School in Oxnard. “It’s unbelievable what they’re teaching […]

Vikings win at county science fair

Vikings win at county science fair.

Congratulations to the 2011 Ventura County Science Fair winners from Hueneme High School! Thirty-five students from Hueneme High School participated at the Ventura County Science Fair. About 400 high school students competed at the fair and our students did an excellent job. The first and second place winners will go on to the California State […]

Science and food safety workshop offered to teachers

A training workshop in science and food safety will be offered to local teachers later this month. The workshop will include hands-on science labs and other activities that reinforce national science standards, organizers said. Topics include farm to table, chilling investigation, cooking right, food safety and bacteria. Organizers also have a brainstorming session planned to […]

Teacher promotes science and college

Erin Huizinga, headshot.

Erin Huizinga knows she has about 7 minutes to explain complicated scientific concepts before the teenagers in her class stop paying attention. That’s why Huizinga gets her students actually doing science — conducting experiments, making posters and explaining concepts in their own words — rather than just listening to her lecture. She wants them to […]