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CSU Hispanic engineering students to host science night for kids Oct. 29

Oct. 25, 2012
by Rachel Griess

The Colorado State University Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is teaming up with Rocky Mountain High School students to engage elementary kids in the sciences at Noche De Ciencias, or "Night of Science," at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the high school.

CSU programs like the Little Shop of Physics, shown here, and the event planned at Rocky Mountain High School Monday by Hispanic engineering students are part of CSU's commitment to STEM outreach.First through sixth graders and their parents are invited to participate in bilingual science and engineering workshops.

Event at Rocky Mountain High

This event is free and open to Rocky Mountain High School feeder elementary schools. Children and their parents are encouraged to learn about the sciences in a fun, comfortable environment.

Noche De Ciencias aims to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, in a relaxed, fun environment. The evening will include bilingual workshops for parents to build awareness of college opportunities for their young ones.

“SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize their fullest potential and impacts the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development,” said Trevor Aguirre, vice president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and an engineering student at CSU.

The CSU Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is one of 21 student chapters in region three of the United States. This region is the largest geographical of the seven national SHPE regions. Events such as Noche De Ciencias work to promote the program and increase involvement in STEM in early education.

Contact: Emily Wilmsen
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