PLTW Family Night Held at Stiern

April 6, 2017 – From 3-D printers, to sheep brains, students and families had the opportunity to participate in interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities during the first annual Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Family Night at Stiern Middle School. The school’s gymnasium was transformed into a showroom featuring projects and creations such as robotic vehicles and computer controlled orbs.

Families in attendance had the opportunity to visit the displays, try out the interactive gadgets and enjoy light refreshments.  There was also several raffles throughout the night and winners went home with prizes including gift baskets and a brand new Bar-B-Q.  The night also featured a special message from guest speaker Adriana Sandoval, an employee of the oil industry company Chevron.  She shared her story of overcoming difficult experiences in her youth and finding an exciting and successful career path through her passion for math and engineering.

PLTW is a division of the Curriculum and Instruction Department of the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) and is a Chevron initiative, which sponsors the program at the district. A special thank you goes out to BCSD’s Family and Community Engagement Department for their support with helping bring families out for this great event.

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For YouTube video of the event, CLICK HERE.

Guest Speaker Adriana Sandoval from the Chevron Corporation.

Brandon Ware, Coordinator of Project Lead The Way at BCSD, welcomes attendees.



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