The students at Arroyo Vista Elementary had the opportunity to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math during the annual AV STEM Night on Jan. 18.
Some classrooms were open, featuring dozens of professionals who came to campus to present information and provide activities in STEM-related fields. Students learned about water management from South Pasadena’s Water Division, used microscopes for an elementary level look at biological imaging and biochemistry at Caltech, and explored the question, “What does it mean to be a scientist?” with Caltech historian David Zierler. Students also received an overview of how the body works with a USC team lead by professor Unmesh Jadhav, which included a section on the pharmacist’s role in medicine.
Students observed bugs, learned more about birds from the Pasadena Audubon Society, launched rockets, and participated in an interactive robotics demonstration. Families stayed for dinner as Windsor Hills Pizza was on site during this fun-filled, educational evening.
First published in the February 2 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.