29th Annual SCI://TECH Kicks Off January 25

By: Monica Bomkap Enia
| Published 01/14/2019


CONROE, Texas -- On January 25, Education for Tomorrow Alliance (EfTA) and the Conroe Independent School District (CISD) will kick off four weekends of scientific discovery with the 29th Annual SCI://TECH Exposition themed Where STEM Gets Its Roots. SCI://TECH is a collaboration between Education for Tomorrow Alliance, Conroe ISD, and area private schools that engages 5,000 K-12 students in 13 science, technology, engineering, and math activities over four weekends with the support of community volunteers.

SCI://TECH events take place throughout Montgomery County from January 25 to February 16. On January 25, Lone Star College – Montgomery will host the Anadarko Senior High Science Bowl and the Private School Science Fair. On February 1, the Chevron Phillips Chemical Senior High and Entergy Junior High Science Fairs will take place at the Lone Star Convention Center. With nearly 1,800 student participants, hundreds of volunteer judges are still needed for 7:45 am, 9:30 am, and2:00 pm shifts. The science fair enables students to explore real-world questions through rigorous research and experimentation. The interaction with volunteer judges is a critical piece that encourages students to practice their presentation skills, which is especially helpful to students that qualify to move on to the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston, as well as state and internationalcompetitions. SCI://TECH is the largest science fair in the Texas, and one of the largest nationwide. Volunteers can register online at www.efta-us.org/volunteer.

On February 2, EfTA and CISD will present SCI://TECH Expo Day, a day of family-friendly, free events at the Lone Star Convention Center. The Huntsman Elementary Science Festival is a highlight of the Expo which engages students in grades K – fourth in hands-on science experiments. Thousands of visitors are expected to participate in the festival, as well as Math Bowl, forensics and robotics demonstrations, the PBK SciMatheLon, and Sci.Story, a digital storytelling competition. Visitors are welcome to come to explore the scientific world from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For a full list of SCI://TECH events, including the Consolidated Communications Junior High and Repsol Senior High Engineering Design Competitions (robotics), please visit www.efta-us.org/events.

Education for Tomorrow Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating education and community partnerships that advance student success in Montgomery County, Texas. With innovative programs focused on science, technology and career preparation, EfTA is the portal through which business leaders can access and strengthen local education. Learn more about SCI://TECH or Education for Tomorrow Alliance’s other programs at www.efta-us.org.

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