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SCI://TECH Exposition

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 by 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.  


       
               

The 27th Annual SCI://TECH Exposition, Igniting Inspiration for a Generation, offered four weekends of events from January 27, 2017 to February 18, 2017, and included nearly 5,000 students vying in grade-level competitions with the support of nearly 1,300 volunteers.

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 through twelfth 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. View event rules and resources.

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.

Learn more about becoming a SCI://TECH volunteer


SCI://TECH Partners    


                

                       

In addition to our annual sponsors, Education for Tomorrow Alliance is grateful to the following partners whose generosity helped make the 2016 SCI://TECH Exposition possible: Conroe Independent School District, Entergy Solutions, Brothers Pizza Express, Brio Tuscan Grille, Buca di Beppo, Chick-fil-A The Woodlands at College Park, Costco, The Courier, The Egg & I, Houston Community Newspapers,  Jason's Deli, Lone Star College - Montgomery, The Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, Planet Ford, Russo's New York Pizzeria, Shipley Do-Nuts, Sonic Drive-In, Starbucks, Target, and Wright’s Printing & Marketing.  

Thank you to all the volunteers who joined EfTA in encouraging bright young minds!  For more information about the SCI://TECH Exposition, call 936.271.6150.


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