IUSD students in grades 6-12 participated in the District’s 39th annual Science Fair on Wednesday, February 5 at Northwood High School. More than 545 students presented an impressive array of 298 biological, physical, or engineering projects, including “Color Liquid Evaporation,” “Self-Driving Car,” “How Color Affects Memory,” “Music and Memory,” “Safe Landing,” and “Ocean Clean-up Boat.”
“IUSD and our community partners, such as the Irvine Public Schools Foundation and the Broadcom Foundation, are proud to continue this rich tradition of fostering the next generation of scientists,” said IUSD STEM Director Chris Weber. “The District’s Science Fair provides a valuable opportunity for students to experience hands-on use of scientific methods, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that will prepare them for challenging colleges, careers and exciting post-secondary opportunities.”
Superintendent Terry Walker and IUSD teachers joined student families and friends, along with community members, for the open house portion of the event. Visitors were able to meet participating students, view and discuss their projects, and attend the awards ceremony recognizing the young scientists.
This annual event is graciously sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation, though a STEM grant to Irvine Public Schools Foundation.