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Austin Energy Science Festival Going on Now!

Several of Skillpoint’s programs and councils such as TEEC serve to encourage public school students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and careers. So you can imagine that we love seeing kids delving in and making a difference. That’s why we’re so happy to pass on information about the Austin Energy Science Festival. Though it began Wednesday, the public can still check out the final round on Saturday at the Palmer Events Center.

According to http://www.sciencefest.org, the Science Festival “encourages and rewards innovative student research. It also provides scientists, engineers, and other professionals a chance to volunteer in the community.”

News 8 Austin reported that  “more than 8,000 youth competed” in what is the largest regional science fair in Texas. Students in first through 12th grade in ten area school districts were invited to compete.

ScienceFest explains that the “winning Junior/Senior Division projects advance to the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Best of Fair Senior Division projects advance directly to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Two high school and two middle school projects focused on applied engineering, sustainable energy, or environmental engineering advance to the I-SWEEP International Olympiad.”

Parking is available at the Palmer Events Center. Austin Energy will subsidize this cost by passing out coupons that will reduce the price of parking to $3.

For more details, check out http://www.sciencefest.org/index.php.

  1. February 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Good for everybody that will give the youth the opportunity to sow their knowledge and skills know when we nee more ways of energy.

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