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WELCOME TO THE STEM SHOWCASE 2010

"Thanks to those of the SLO community who joined us for STEM Showcase 2010. You supported the brightest young minds on the Central Caliornia Coast -- a most important group who will be the primary population that sustains our Nation's future. Now more than ever we need to support and encourage our young people to take an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). A systemic and sustainable P-16 pipeline is absolutely essential to create and maintain a successful, employable, and educated workforce able to compete in a global economy." -- Derrick Lavoie, Director, Discovery Institute

SATURDAY
MARCH 13

Cal Poly University
Chumash Auditorium

Free Admission
Free Parking

Map of Cal Poly

STEM SHOWCASE FLYER

Friday, March 12, 2010 began an action packed STEM event weekend that included the Annual STEM P-16 Teacher Banquet, STEM Science Teaching Conference, and the Annual STEM Showcase. The Banquet was held Friday night at Cal Poly with Darren Bouton from First Solar as the Keynote Speaker. Attendance at this event was by invitation only and included SLO County science and mathematics teachers, college professors, local scientists, administrators, and dignitaries. The STEM Conference took place on Saturday, March 13, and involved a series of hands-on professional development workshops for teachers to experience the latest techniques and strategies for teaching science.

Additionally on Saturday, March 13, 2010, the Discovery Institute for the Advancement of Science and Technology Education, in partnership with Cuesta College, California Polytechnic State University, and the County Office of Education, hosted the STEM SHOWCASE 2010. This became an exciting day of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics demonstrations, robotics competions, science magic shows, and a variety of interesting science displays and hands-on activities. Students were given the opportunity to take part in awesome science learning actvities as part of Cal Poly's new Learn By Doing Laboratory. Prizes were awared to all student presenters as well as certificates of participation from Sam Blakeslee. A highlight of the showcase was arobotics competion and a keynote presentation by Dr. John Keller, concerning climate comparisons on Venus, Earh, and Mars. A $200 first prize donated by the County Office of Education was awared to the winning Robotics team.

 

 

 

 

 

dr lavoie

Dr. Derrick Lavoie welcomes everyone to the
STEM Extravaganza Weekend Event.

 


dr keller

Dr. John Keller provides an exciting
keynote address on climate change.

 

dean bailey

Dr. Phil Bailey orchestrates
an incredible display of
energy
release and flow that shook the floor!

liquid nitrogen

Dr. Phil Baily mesmerises his young audience with liquid nitrogen .

Audience 1

A full house of teachers, parents, and
students of all ages.

 

 

The science magic show hosted by
Nipomo High School
robotics led by Greg Gracia.

audience2

Young students absolutely
spell bound during the science magic show

 

 

 

HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

If you missed it this year, and want to attend next year, contact the Discovery Institute as soon as possible.

 

“Because other nations have, and probably will continue to have, the competitive advantage of low-wage structure, the United States must compete by optimizing its knowledge-based resources, particularly in science and technology, and by sustaining the most fertile environment for new and revitalized industries and the well paying jobs they bring. We have already seen that capital, factories, and laboratories readily move wherever they are thought to have the greatest promise of return.”
Rising Above the Gathering Storm

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