Area students honored for contribution to science education
These hardworking students from the following school districts are being honored for their contributions to science education – West Orange-Cove CISD, Orangefield I.S.D., Little Cypress Mauriceville ISD, Bridge City ISD, St. Mary Catholic School and Community Christian.
Students are selected from schools throughout Orange County to participate in the Dupont Science Superstars program. Each student is required to attend a free two-week summer camp in Orange where they will learn science concepts and exiting ways to present these concepts to other students. Students participating in this program will develop expertise in more than 100 activities. After students have received this training, they then present highly motivation science shows to elementary students throughout the region during the 2015-2016 school year. This year the DuPont Science SuperStars were chosen to teach Argonauts from the Jason Project. The video showing Science SuperStars teaching Newton’s Laws was shown to more than 10,000 students at Lamar University in February.
The selection process for participation in this program includes the submission of a recent report card and a teacher recommendation. Students must be entering the 8th grade and be able to attend the workshop from July 13 through July 23 at WOS Elementary on MLK in Orange. Michael Hoke, founding director of Science SuperStars, will provide all instruction for this program with the help of Science SuperStar alumni and area science teachers.
Currently in the U.S. there are at least 15 Science SuperStar programs operating, all with their origins from the one started in Orange County. According to Michael Hoke, “We owe it to our children in Orange County to offer this program and DuPont has generously agreed to sponsor Science SuperStars. Hopefully, we can continue to provide this quality science program to children throughout Orange County to better prepare them for their future.”
Photo – DuPont Science SuperStars pose with apparatus they will use in their science shows this year.