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Math, Science, and Technology Day

October 13, 2009

You'll see hundreds of enthusiast fourth-grade students in the Lory Student Center today as they arrive for the 19th annual Math, Science, and Technology Day. Among all the other exciting activities -- all 400 students will join together in one of the Lory Student Center ballrooms to create a musical rendition of 'La Bamba,' using PVC pipes as their 'instruments!'

Wednesday, Oct. 14
9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lory Student Center 

There is nothing more magical than seeing over four hundred 4th grade students excited and engaged in science, math, and technology activities. Their eyes light up and their hands are in the air as they volunteer to answer questions and to participate in hands-on experiments in university labs and classrooms.  

Nineteen year tradition

On Wednesday, Oct. 14, approximately 400 local 4th grade students will attend the 19th Annual Math, Science, and Technology Day at Colorado State University.

The day is intended to inspire 4th grade students to be successful in math, science, and technology and to pursue careers in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  

Breakout sessions

Students will attend breakout sessions such as: 

  • Mayan math
  • Concepts in color
  • Electricity
  • Paricutin 3-D Volcano

Students will attend a lunch which features interactive salsa and merengue dancing and a rendition of "La Bamba" using all 400 students playing musical notes on PVC pipes.

Program sponsorship

This program is coordinated by El Centro in partnership with The Center for Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, theLittle Shop of Physics, the College of Natural Sciences, the Department of Bio-agricultural Sciences and Pest Management, the College of Engineering, the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans, and the Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, Enrollment Services and Lory Student Center.

Contact: Christine Aguilar
Phone: (970) 215-6012