Math/Science Field Day for h.s. students set for Jan. 11

Math/Science Field Day for h.s. students set for Jan. 11
(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 22, 2017) – More than 250 students from 17 Valley high schools are expected to attend Scottsdale Community College’s annual Math/Science Field Day Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.
Coordinated by SCC Math and Science divisions, the event brings together students to celebrate math and science knowledge. Students also are encouraged to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.
“Past competitors have said the event is one of the most fun and challenging of any they have attended,” said Patricia Dueck, a lead event organizer and SCC math faculty member. “It’s aimed at both students and teachers. SCC faculty love working with and hearing the experiences of the high school faculty.”
When the students arrive in the morning, they will be treated to a Science and Math carnival in Two Waters Circle. The carnival will feature exhibits staffed by SCC instructors, with displays and demonstrations in robotics, chemistry, wildlife management, biology, forensics and other STEM disciplines.
Following lunch, students will gather in the school’s Performing Arts Center to participate in or observe a science and math competition among school teams followed by a Q&A competition. Top finishers will take home modest scholarships and gift cards as will students who scored highest on competency exams given earlier in the day.
Attendance is limited to registered participants.
Media coverage of this event is welcomed. All students have signed media release forms allowing them to be filmed or photographed. Interested media should contact Jonathan Higuera at (602) 540-9453 or