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Author: GSBS | Category: Opportunities | February 01, 2017

Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair Science Judge

Judges are needed to participate in the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair (ARSEF) to be held on Friday February 24, 2017 at St. Mary's University. About 200 judges will be needed to support this competition. Please register for the fair here.

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The schedule for ARSEF is:

Friday, February 24 (Judging Day)

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Judges Check-In and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Judges Orientation

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Judging

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Blue Team Check-In

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Blue Team Briefing

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Blue Team Judging

Career Day at Hawthorne Academy

Hawthorne Academy Middle School, 115 W. Josephine Street, SA, 78212, is having a Career Day on Tuesday, February 21! They are seeking guest speakers for either 10:00 – 11:00 or 1:30 – 2:30 to speak to middle school students about their science careers (why did you select your career, what types of classes did you take, who inspired you, why is this career important to you or to society, describe your research, etc.). For the past few years, UT Health San Antonio graduate students and postdocs have participated in this special day.

Research shows that students start to lose interest in science during middle school. There are many reasons for this, however, there is a proven way to reignite student interest in science: meet scientists! Middle school students at Hawthorne are part of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), a program dedicated to closing the achievement gap by teaching students critical thinking skills, forming positive peer groups, and establishing strong, supportive student/teacher relationships. These strategies are designed to help guide AVID students to college and beyond. Hearing about careers in science from young scientists can be incredibly motivating and inspirational to these middle school students. If you are interested in this and other opportunities at Hawthorne Academy, contact Jennifer Castro, Middle School Counselor ( or 210-738-9795). Do not pass up this opportunity to have a positive impact on these students. After all, YOU could be the reason one of these kids pursues a career in science!

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