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2019 SCI://TECH Exposition



 
January 25 - February 16, 2019

Education for Tomorrow Alliance's SCI://TECH engages the business community with local private and public schools, offering 13 science, technology, engineering, and math competitions and events.  Run as a partnership of EfTA volunteers and local educators, the SCI://TECH Exposition is one of the largest regional science fairs in the nation reaching thousands of students each year and qualifying students to compete in the Science & Engineering Fair of Houston, as well as state and international competitions.  

 
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!
With an expected 1,700 student participants, our greatest need is science fair judges on Friday, February 1, 2019.  Volunteer time slots include 7:45 am for Senior High and 9:30 am and 2:00 pm for Junior High. Register to volunteer here.

Check out our SCI://TECH videos here

2019 SCI://TECH EVENTS
 
Friday, January 25, 2019 - Lone Star College- Montgomery
 
Private School Science Fair - 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm - Seventh and eighth grade students from participating private schools submit research projects in one of the life science or physical science categories. Volunteer judges rank students on their research and presentation skills, and prizes are awarded. The event qualifies students for the Science & Engineering Fair of Houston. Register here to become a volunteer judge.
 
Anadarko Senior High Science Bowl - 5:00 - 9:00 pm - Ninth through twelfth grade students work in teams of four to answer timed questions on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and current events. Register here to become a volunteer. 
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - The Woodlands College Park High School
Technical Writing - 5:00 pm -  Students submit research papers based on a completed science fair project. Register here to become a volunteer reader. 
 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - Lone Star Convention Center
Chevron Philips Chemical Senior High Science Fair - 7:45 am - 11:15 am &
Entergy Junior High Science Fair - 9:30 - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Seventh and eighth grade students, and ninth through twelfth grade students, respectively, submit research projects in one of the life science or physical science categories. Volunteer judges rank students on their research and presentation skills, and prizes are awarded. The event serves as the district science fair for Conroe ISD and The John Cooper School. With about 1,800 students, it is the largest science fair in Texas and one of the largest in the nation. Each year, approximately one quarter of students participating in the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston qualify via their participation at the SCI://TECH science fair. Register here to become a volunteer judge. 


SCI://TECH EXPO DAY ON FEBRUARY 2

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - Lone Star Convention Center - Open to the public from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
Bring the whole family for a day of scientific exploration!  Events are free and open to the public, and are designed to excite young minds through hands-on scientific discovery.   
 
Huntsman Elementary Science Festival - Visitors stop by interactive booths where K-fourth grade students share knowledge and enthusiasm for scientific discovery.  Bring the whole family for a day of scientific exploration!  Events are free and open to the public, and are designed to excite young minds through hands-on scientific discovery.   
 
Math Bowl - Seventh through twelfth grade students earn spots on teams to compete in a game-show style competition on algebra, statistics, and more in 30-second intervals. 
 
PBK Sci.Math.e.Lon -  Fifth and sixth grade student teams solve fun challenges using math and science skills.  
 
Robotics Demonstration - Check out student-built robotic vehicles performing an amazing variety of tasks. 
 
Sci.Story - Fifth and sixth grade students use various multimedia elements to create a documentary focusing on a scientific, technological, engineering or mathematical concept.
 
Register here to become a volunteer for one of these Expo Day events or as an all day event volunteer! 


 
Friday, February 8, 2019 - Lone Star College - Montgomery
Junior High Science Bowl - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Seventh and eighth grade students work in teams of four to answer timed questions on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and current events. Register here to become a volunteer. 
 
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - Lone Star College - Montgomery 
Biotechnology Competition - 8:00 am - 1:00 pm - Ninth through twelfth grade students solve problems using their skills to analyze DNA samples. Register here to become a volunteer. Please note Biotech judges should have experience with gel electrophoresis.
 
Repsol Senior High Engineering and Design Competition (Robotics) - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm - Students teams design and build robotic vehicles to perform specific tasks in timed competitions on customized tracks. Register here to become a volunteer. 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - York Junior High School
Consolidated Communications Junior High Engineering and Design Competition (Robotics) - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm - Student teams design and build robotic vehicles to perform specific tasks in timed competitions on customized tracks.  Register here to become a volunteer judge. 
 

 
 
Event Descriptions:

Biotechnology Competition - Ninth through twelfth grade students solve problems using their skills to analyze DNA samples.

Elementary Science Festival - Visitors stop by interactive booths where K-fourth grade students share knowledge and enthusiasm for scientific discovery.     

Junior High Engineering Design Competition - Student teams design and build robotic vehicles to perform specific tasks in timed competitions on customized tracks.  

Junior High Science Bowl - Seventh and eighth grade students work in teams of four to answer fast-paced, timed questions on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and current events.  

Junior & Senior High Science Fair - Seventh and eighth grade students, and ninth through twelfth grade students, respectively, submit research projects in one of the life science or physical science categories.  Volunteer judges rank students on their research and presentation skills, and prizes are awarded.  The event serves as the district science fair for Conroe ISD and The John Cooper School, and with about 1,200 students each year is the largest science fair in Texas and one of the largest in the nation.  Each year, approximately one quarter of students participating in the Science and Engineering Fair of Houston qualify via their participation at the SCI://TECH science fair.

Math Bowl - Seventh through twelfth grade students earn spots on teams to compete in a game-show style competition on algebra, statistics, and more in 30-second intervals.   

Private School Science Fair - Seventh and eighth grade students from participating private schools submit research projects in one of the life science or physical science categories.  Volunteer judges rank students on their research and presentation skills, and prizes are awarded.  The event qualifies students for the Science & Engineering Fair of Houston.

Poster Competition - Students submit original artwork based on an annual theme.  The winning design is seen on promotional posters, t-shirts, and other event materials.

Sci.Math.e.Lon - Fifth and sixth grade student teams solve fun challenges using math and science skills.  

Sci.Story - Fifth and sixth grade students use various multimedia elements to create a documentary focusing on a scientific, technological, engineering or mathematical concept.

Senior High Engineering Design Competition - Students teams design and build robotic vehicles to perform specific tasks in timed competitions on customized tracks.

Senior High Science Bowl - Ninth through twelfth grade students work in teams of four to answer fast-paced, timed questions on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and current events.

Technical Writing - Students submit research papers based on a completed science fair project.


Register to volunteer as a science fair judge here.


Education for Tomorrow Alliance is grateful to the Conroe Independent School District for partnering with EfTA and embracing scientific discovery, and to the following sponsors who help make the SCI://TECH Exposition possible

Huntsman, Amegy Bank, Americas Styrenics, Anadarko, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Conroe Independent School District, Consolidated Communications, Entergy, Entergy Solutions, H-E-B Tournament of Champions, IRONMAN Foundation, The John Cooper School, Lone Star College - Montgomery, The Lone Star Convention Center, Newfield Exploration Foundation, PBK, Planet Ford, Repsol, Southwestern Energy, The Woodlands Young Learners Group, and Wright’s Printing.  


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