Join Us for the MCPS STEM Festival on Nov. 2
Be sure to join us for the MCPS STEM Festival Showcase from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Northwood High School.
Dr. Sara Faggi, a postdoctoral researcher in the Solar System Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and a research assistant professor of physics at American University, is the event’s keynote speaker. Her talk, which will highlight NASA’s investigation of comets in the solar system and how they may have affected life on Earth, will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the auditorium.
MCPS and educational partners will showcase elementary, middle and high school science, technology, engineering and math opportunities with engaging hands-on activities and dynamic demonstrations. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.
The fair will feature:
- Competition robots from Wheaton and Montgomery Blair high schools
- Demonstrations from physics students at Northwood High School
- An electric car built by the Wheaton High School Society of Women Engineers
- Civil engineering projects from the National Society of Black Engineers
- A chance to explore wind tubes and circuits from the KID Museum
- An opportunity to explore macroinvertebrates from local streams from the Audubon Society
- A raptor strength test demonstrated by the Meadowside Nature Center
- A mobile science lab from the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation
As an official 2019 Maryland STEM Festival event, the MCPS STEM Festival Showcase is among hundreds of community-based events that showcase STEM activities for Maryland residents. The mission is to encourage students to take a greater interest in STEM and perhaps pursue STEM-related careers.
Northwood High School is located at 919 University Blvd. West in Silver Spring.