LANCASTER – Hundreds of students are gearing up to showcase innovative projects next month at the inaugural Quartz Hill High School STEM Expo.
The event, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will be held Wednesday, April 15, inside the small gym at Quartz Hill High School, located at 6040 West Avenue L. Judging will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., and the QHHS STEM Expo will be open to the public from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. View a flyer for this event here.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each of seven categories, including:
- Environmental and Agricultural Innovation
- Reverse Engineering,
- Rube Goldberg
- Science Fiction
- Scientific Inquiry
Winners will advance to the district STEM Expo.
The QHHS STEM Expo has already attracted more than 170 individual and group entries, which translate to nearly 300 participants, according to Zach Mercier, assistant principal at Quartz Hill High School.
Organizers are seeking about 30 local professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to serve as judges for the April 15 event.
“Stemming directly from our LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) community forum, the opportunity for community members to both participate and observe what is happening at Quartz Hill High School was heard loud and clear,” Mercier stated. “We at QHHS are opening up many opportunities for community members to do so. This STEM Expo is a great example.”