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Pasadena Unified Innovation Exposition Is May 12

For Immediate Release:
May 5, 2017

                                                              Pasadena Unified Innovation Exposition Is May 12

Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students will participate in the fourth annual Innovation Exposition, Pasadena’s alternative to the science fair, on Friday, May 12, 2017. Public viewing of student projects begins at 5 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m.

“The Innovation Exposition is much more than a science fair – students conceive ideas, develop them into projects, and present them to the public,” says Jodi Marchesso, the district’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum coach. “We designed the Innovation Expo to encourage kids’ curiosity about STEM and how the world around them works, and to turn their ideas into reality.”

Kindergarten-ninth grade students choose from five elective categories: Invention, Science Fiction, Scientific Inquiry, Environmental Innovation, and Reverse Engineering. Students in grades 4-9 can enter their projects into competition and have their projects critiqued by a panel of Pasadena-area astronomers, engineers, scientists, and researchers. While students in kindergarten-third grade do not compete, they are encouraged to work in small groups that can include parents and mentors to foster collaboration and communication skills.

Projects will be presented for public viewing from 5 – 6 p.m. An awards ceremony is scheduled at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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SUBJECT:      Pasadena Unified Fourth Annual Innovation Exposition
DATE/TIME:   Friday, May 12, 2017
5 p.m. - Public Viewing and Reception
6 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
LOCATION:    Washington STEAM Magnet Academy – Gymnasium
1505 N. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103

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