The Science Department welcomes all of its students back to a busy Spring Semester. To commence, students will be participating in the Annual STEM Expo (formally Science Fair) on Saturday January 23, 2016. Students have been working on their experiments over the Winter Break and will be presenting these research projects to esteemed STEM professionals from the Albuquerque community. Public viewing of all projects will be at 1:30pm. We encourage all parents and family members to come to the Science Building on campus during this time to view their students work. The presentation itself is just as important as the research. Here are some helpful tips for parents and students to help perfect their presentation for the big day:
- Make sure your display board conveys information efficiently. This includes effectively displaying the data.
- Get started immediately by introducing yourself to the judges.
- Don't ignore a question and try to answer to the best of your ability.
- Practice what you have to say about your science project.
- Practice your tone.
- Don’t let silence reign. If a judge appears to be out of questions, then you should keep the conversation going and create opportunities to convey how much you know about your science project.
- Talk about the process and not just the product.
From the local competition, students will be selected to compete in the Central New Mexico Science and Engineering Research Challenge held at UNM in March.
Regardless of whether students are eligible to move on to this competition, ALL students are invited to participate in the New Mexico Junior Academy of Science Written and Oral Competition. This competition focuses on the paper and oral presentations of the student’s research and is held in conjunction with the regional competition in March. For more information about this competition please talk to your science teacher and/or visit stemed.unm.edu.