4th Annual Science Extravaganza Ignites Student Interest in STEM

4th Annual Science Extravaganza Ignites Student Interest in STEM
Posted on 03/30/2017
science nightExcitement and curiosity filled the air during the 4th annual Science Extravaganza, presented by Clear Creek ISD and Space Center Houston. A crowd of more than 2,000 intermediate school students and their families enjoyed a night of experimentation and exploration while touring certain areas of Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for the NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

This free event, formerly known as Science Night, was held at Space Center Houston for the second year, which serves as a most fitting backdrop for nearly 30 exhibitors from across the region, live animals and hands-on activities contributed by each CCISD intermediate school. In an effort to spark student interest in not only STEM, but also in the annual CCISD Science and Engineering Fair, four students presented their winning science fair projects from this year during a Student Showcase, sponsored by SAIC, at the event.

Originally hosted at Clear Creek Intermediate School, Science Night was created several years ago by CCISD Teacher of the Year, Betty McCulloch, and the CCISD Science Department. With the help of more than 200 volunteers and sponsorships from Space Center Houston, ExxonMobil, San Jacinto College and Jacobs Engineering, the event continues to grow into a much-anticipated family tradition that exemplifies the spirit of learning, creativity and innovation.

Clear Creek ISD gratefully acknowledges all community partners who invest their time, energy and resources into making the evening memorable for our future scientists and engineers. Click here for a full list of participating exhibitors and sponsors.

Click here for the full Science Extravaganza photo gallery.
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