Young scientists in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will share their research and innovation at the 20th Annual Science Odyssey from 5-7 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Junction Avenue K-8 School. The awards ceremony is set for 6:30 p.m.
Every year, hundreds of students in grades 1-12 display their projects in science, engineering, computer science, math and data analysis at the community wide event. The projects are evaluated by volunteer and guest judges from the community. In addition to science projects, the Science Odyssey also provides opportunities for students to showcase their talents through art, photography, poetry, and eco-friendly fashion design contests. Live music and displays from community partners round out the event.
“Over the past 20 years, this event has grown to become a true celebration of our students’ innovation, and a wonderful opportunity for the next generation of scientists to interact with the professional scientists who impact our world today and inspire our students,” said Superintendent Kelly Bowers, who was a teacher on special assignment in the district’s curriculum department when she organized the first Science Odyssey.
Judges come from various community groups and organizations, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, NASA Ames, Livermore Water Resources Division, Cemex, Zone 7, and Kaiser Permanente.