Hundreds expected at Scottsdale Math/Science Field Day

0114Ns Education Photo (SCC math science day)More than 300 students from 18 Valley high schools are expected to descend on Scottsdale Community College Thursday, Jan. 15, to participate in the 19th annual Math/Science Field Day.

Coordinated by the SCC’s Math and Science division, the event brings together students to celebrate math and science knowledge, according to a press release.

Students also are encouraged to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers, the release states.

“It’s an opportunity for like-minded students to come together and see how much fun science and math can be,” said Patty Dueck, one of the event’s coordinators. “It also provides high school teachers with resources, support and opportunities to build relationships with SCC instructors.”

Upon arrival, students will be treated to a Science and Math fair in Two Waters Circle.

The fair will feature exhibits staffed by SCC instructors. Displays and demonstrations will be held in a broad range of areas, including robotics, chemistry, wildlife management, biology and forensics.

Following lunch, students will gather in the Performing Arts Center to participate in or observe a science and math competition among school teams. That will be followed by a question-and-answer 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.

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