Miami Gardens and STU Host 8th Annual Science and Engineering Fair

The City of Miami Gardens in partnership with St. Thomas University, Florida Memorial University and Florida International University present the 8th Annual Science and Engineering Fair, December 10, 2018, 8AM-2PM at St. Thomas University, 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054. The Science and Engineering Fair, powered by Councilman David Williams Jr, exposes elementary school students to science, engineering and technology components that will inspire them to seek future endeavors in these and other fields of study.

“Not only does this Science Fair bring families and communities together, it also opens door for economic development,” said Councilman David Williams Jr.

Approximately 150 students from 18 schools throughout Miami Gardens and Opa-Locka are preparing their projects to compete at a city-wide level. To compete at the citywide level, students must submit their science projects to their schools for judging and enlist the participation of a male in their inner circle (a father, brother, uncle, cousin, teacher or friend). The top seven projects at each participating school are automatically entered into the competition. Cash prizes range from $100 – $750, including specialty awards and prizes for the parents of winning projects. Judges from the science field will assess the student’s projects and will select 15 honorees that will be recognized with cash prizes.

“We’ve hosted the Miami Gardens Science and Engineering Fair on campus for the last six years because we believe early engagement is the best tool to motivate students to pursue careers in STEM,” said Dr. Luis C. Fernandez-Torres, Interim Dean of St. Thomas University’s (STU) School of Science, Technology and Health. “STU provides a variety of undergraduate programs specializing in the sciences, all of which prepare our Miami Gardens students for successful careers.”

Following the Science and Engineering Fair, an awards presentation will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Florida Memorial University, the Lou Rawls Center for the Performing Arts, 15800 N.W. 42nd Ave, Miami Gardens, FL 33054.

Additional supporters include Florida Power and Light, Anthony Brunson, P.A., Miami Dolphins, William Lehman, The Muslim Communities Association, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Mt. Hermon AME (Miami Gardens), Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc., C. Brian Hart Insurance and Live Healthy Miami Gardens.

For more information about the event, please contact Estela San Miguel at the STU School of Science; she can be reached at 305.628.6760 or esanmiguel@stu.edu.

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