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Amazing Event for Families this Saturday – STEM Journey:Mission to Mars @ SHS

This Saturday, March 4 from 12-4 the STEM Academy and Sandwich High School are sponsoring the regional STEM Journey: Mission to Mars. This event is free and open to the public. There will be around 50 exhibitors from several organizations with hands-on and active displays in the school gymnasium for students grades K-12.

A special presentation will begin in the auditorium at 12:30. Special guests include American Chemical Society President Dr. Peter Dorhout, Martha’s Vineyard student Charles Fenske, a 2016 Google Science Award recipient, and the keynote speaker Dr. Luke Roberson, the senior scientist of the Mars Mission Project from NASA.

Some of the organizations participating are: Cape Light Compact, the Palladium Science Academy of New York, PID Analyzers, Teledyne Marine, National Marine Life Center, Frogmen Divers, Cambridge Science Festival Science on the Street, the Rhode Island Section of the American Chemical Society, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mobile Makerspace, Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative, RC Flying Club, Barnstable Amateur Radio Club, Barnstable County Sherriff, The Math Learning Center of Cape Cod, Whydah Pirate Museum, Wicked Cool Fun for Kids, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, New England Association of Chemistry Teachers, American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Chemical Society, Cape Cod Technology Council, Cape Cod Museum Trail, Cape Cod & Islands Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens, and the Blue Institute for Cape Cod.
In addition there will be a college fair for students interested in STEM fields that will include Bristol Community College, Suffolk University, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Cape Cod Community College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Worcester Polytech Institute, Wheaton College, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and UMass at Boston.
Finally there will be remotely operated vehicles on display at the swimming pool from Teledyne Marine, Liquid Robotics, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. A scrimmage will also take place there with schools who are planning on competing in the regional ROV MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) competition in May.
The cafeteria will be selling lunches and snacks – cash only.
Please join us this Saturday for this very special day in Sandwich.
Gil Newton
Director – STEM Academy