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STEM students showcase science projects

April 20th, 2012 — 10:00am

by Marcy McMacken
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PHOENIX — Some middle-school students in the Kyrene School District teamed up with Arizona State University doctoral students to create unique science projects and showcased them Thursday night.

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ASU Doctoral Students Work with 6th, 7th and 8th Graders on STEM Experiments in After School Program funded by Science Foundation Arizona

April 13th, 2012 — 10:23pm

250 Kyrene Students to Present Results and Projects at April 19 Event

PHOENIX (April 13, 2012) – For the past nine weeks, 250 middle school students from the Kyrene School District have been performing a variety of STEM experiments and projects such as using hydrogen fuel cells to power toy cars to designing their own aliens based on their growing knowledge of molecular and cellular biology. On Thursday, April 19, the students will present the results of their experiments and projects to more than 750 family and community members, as well as special guest speaker, Craig Barrett, Chair, Arizona Ready and retired CEO of Intel. The event will take place at Kyrene School District’s Centennial Middle School Gymnasium at 6:00 p.m.

The ASU Citizen Scientist-Engineer @ Kyrene after-school program taps into student interest in pursuing careers in STEM-related fields utilizing Science Foundation Arizona’s Graduate Research Fellows (GRF) from ASU and ASU science and engineering faculty. The Graduate Research Fellow doctoral students worked side-by-side with teachers and students from six Kyrene middle schools on science and engineering projects touching on everything from the design of water filtration devices to alternative and renewable energy models and exploratory microbiology and genetics.
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