PRESS RELEASE: Seneca Academy to hold Elementary & Preschool STEM Fair


Seneca Academy will be holding our annual Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) fair on Friday, April 17th from 1:00-5:30 PM.  One significant thing that makes our STEM fair different from other STEM fairs is that we have many pre-school families who will present during the student project portion of the day.

Here is an outline of the schedule of events:

This annual event will begin with a visit from an outreach presenter from the Math Education Partnership Program at NSA, followed by the following science demonstrations by Seneca Academy’s parent scientists:

  • Matt Kendall, a marine biologist with NOAA at the Biogeography Program, will demonstrate Coral Larvae Transport Research in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Philip Walsh will be demonstrating Kinetic Molecular Theory using the children as molecules and atoms.
  • Dr. Anand Datta, a Pathologist at the Molecular Characterization Laboratory, will demonstrate mouse pathology.
  • Jason Hoskins a Research Fellow at the National Cancer Institute will demonstrate pancreatic cell lines he has been growing with his children.

At 3:30 the Northwest High School Robotics team will demonstrate their robots followed by the student project portion of the evening.

Seneca Academy: Seneca Academy is a non-profit, independent day school, founded in 1983, serving children preschool through fifth grade. We are located in Darnestown, Maryland on a six-acre National Wildlife Federation Certified Schoolyard Habitat and are proud to be the only private authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program World School in Montgomery County, Maryland. Seneca Academy is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and the Maryland State Department of Education. Through the IB/PYP, we help students develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. www.senecaacademy.org

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