Science Expo draws hundreds

April 28, 2015

 

By Victoria Acosta 

 

 

The Science Expo was in full swing on April 25 at the Jenna Welsh and Laura Bush Community Library at the EPCC Northwest campus. 

 

Hosted by the Science Café, this month’s theme was planting the seeds of science.

 

Friday’s event consisted the combination of oral presentations and Interdisciplinary poster presentations. 

The event also included other subjects, such as history. 

 

 

 

Naomi Waissman/ Tejano Tribune

Students participating the Science Expo on April 25.  Projects drew in an audience of hundreds. 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Naomi Waissman, biology instructor, was amazed at the turnout. 

 

“The event turned out well,” she said. “We estimated around 200 students came to the science expo.” 

 

The whole event was planned and conducted by Dr. Rebecca Escamilla, Northwest campus biology instructor, with the help of the Service Learning Program. 

 

The Science Expo also offered plenty of learning attractions and more than 150 students participated in this month’s expo. Among those were science projects. 

 

The history students who participated decided made a project on Alexander the Great and the  hormones of his brain, alcoholism and diabetes, while others did projects on the history of famous scientists and what it takes to recycle and take care of our planet. 

 

“We want people and more students to get involved,” Waissman said. “Hopefully, if someone reads this, they will want to help out. We’re looking forward to continue doing more of these events.” 

 

For more information contact Naomi Waissman at 831-5021 or Rebecca Escamilla at 831-8819. 

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