Cambridge students bring science projects to Harvard

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:41 in Psychology & Sociology

In what’s become a rite of spring at Harvard, nearly 400 eighth-graders from upper schools across Cambridge visited campus recently for the seventh annual Science and Engineering Showcase. The event highlights Cambridge students’ year-end science projects, and allows them to present their findings to classmates, teachers, parents, and even Harvard students and professors. One goal is to build interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education at an early age, with an emphasis on fun. “This showcase is an opportunity to think about how science can impact your life and give you opportunities you may not have thought about before,” said Kathryn Hollar, director of educational programs at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “I want to say to all of you — no matter your color, gender, background — science has a place for you,” said Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons. “The fact that you’re here today,...

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