Life Science Academy and Engineering Academy instructors and students will be in the spotlight with their annual Expo events.
The Life Science Academy informational expo starts at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in the Humanities Building on the Owensboro Community and Technical College campus, 4800 New Hartford Road.
The Engineering Academy expo is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the auditorium at Apollo High School, 2280 Tamarack Road.
The Empower U Expos are open to all current eighth-grade students who are interested in biology, STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) or biomedical fields of study. “This is a great opportunity for students and their families to see all the exciting things happening at both the Life Science Academy and Engineering Academy and decide if this is the right pathway for them as they enter high school,” said Amanda Jerome, DCPS College and Career Readiness coordinator. “These academies serve students from Apollo, Daviess County, Hancock County, Owensboro Catholic and Owensboro high schools, offering a challenging college-level experience for students in grades 9-12.”
Both events will feature a brief informational presentation. Visitors will tour a variety of student-led booths showcasing the exciting projects our students have worked on this year.
Projects to be featured at the Life Science Academy Expo on Feb. 24 include demonstrations of students’ expertise in specific anatomical systems through heart, kidney and brains dissections, as well as blood analysis. Students will also share an easy-to-understand demonstration of the role of insulin and sugar in diabetes. Visitors will learn about DNA and actually see the extraction of DNA from human cells and plant (strawberry) cells.
“Our students always look forward to the annual Life Science Academy Expo as it gives them an opportunity to showcase the many diverse science concepts they are learning at the Life Science Academy,” said LSA director Chad Wilkerson. “As instructors, it is extremely rewarding to see our students take the concepts we have taught and develop project booths to highlight these concepts through easy-to-understand demonstrations.”
The Engineering Academy Expo on Feb. 25 will feature reverse engineering, computer programming, robotics and marble sorters created by current students in the program. Students will share their projects with guests and explain the design and development processes behind them.
Learn more about Empower U here: https://www.daviesskyschools.org/News/empoweru#sthash.p9ja1rKb.dpbs