The 2nd annual Glenn County STEM Expo will be hosted by Glenn County Office of Education April 2-4, 2019 in Flaherty Hall at the Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland. Students in grades K-12 may enter a project into eight categories ranging from traditional scientific inquiry to Rube Goldberg machines, inventions, and science fiction writing. Students were invited to submit projects as an individual or as part of a group or class.
Students will be competing for first, second, third, and participation ribbons, as well as awards provided by our donors, which include local museums such as the Gateway Science Museum and Turtle Bay Exploration Park. Additional donors include other Northern California museums such as The Lawrence Hall of Science, Exploratorium, and the Aerospace Museum of California. Projects will be evaluated by judges from throughout the county and region who are experts in STEM fields. Select students may also qualify for the California Science and Engineering Fair in late April at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Last year, six students represented Glenn County at the California Science and Engineering Fair and were the first Glenn County students to do so since 1994.
The STEM Expo culminates in an evening event on Tuesday April 3rd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public and will feature all student projects as well as hands-on exhibitions from several local organizations. Two schools in the county will also be conducting student-led science demonstrations. Students, their families, and the general public are invited to visit the STEM Expo during this evening event starting at 5:30 pm. An awards ceremony will take place at 7 pm.
For further information, please contact Darren Massa at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 865-1267 ext. 2110 or visit the Glenn County STEM Expo website for a detailed view of the week’s events at glennstemexpo.org.