STEM Festival Set for Nov. 2
MCPS and educational partners are hosting a 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, is the event’s keynote speaker. She holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Astrophysics from Università degli Studi di Firenze.
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 event is still seeking STEM opportunities from programs, clubs and curriculum-related projects. Interested groups should fill out this form.
As part of the event, a Cybersecurity Competition will be held from noon–4 p.m. The competition is geared toward high school students with basic networking and computer skills. Winners will receive cash prizes and be recognized at a ceremony at the National Cryptologic Museum on November 5. More information is available here.
As an official 2019 Maryland STEM Festival event, the MCPS STEM Festival Showcase is among hundreds of community-based events that showcased 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.