El Rincon Rockets Soar with STEAM and MakerFaire Night

The El Rincon PTA’s Family STEAM and MakerFaire Night was a big evening for students and families, celebrating science.  With nearly 200 students and over 500 attendees, families spread out throughout campus to build, explore, create, and to get rolled over by a mini Mars rover.

The night provided students and adults a glimpse into all elements of the STEAM program with science, 3D printers, engineering, art, math, and combined these elements in multiple activities.

Thank you to the organizing committee – Teresa Wong, Kristen Bedolla, and VK Shah. Students enjoyed activities from JPL’s Mars Rover with Mr. Ravi Prakash, the USC Makers Club, the UCLA Society of Women Engineers, JoyLabz’s MakeyMakey devices with Mr Nicke Haley, TileFarm Math, MakMo activities from the LA County Library, a DIY cardboard marble maze with Ting Internet, Sensory Room with Ms. Denise Lemon and Mrs. Anasia Obioho, creating a cardboard city with Mrs. Lisa Devanzo, an earthquake engineering project with Mrs. Kristen Bedolla, a Lego wall and STEM games, and a take home activity kit.

And another big bouquet of gratitude for all the parents and students who made this possible – Jen Metz, Julio Gasson, Kris Hechart, Lindsay Angrisani, Sandra Culjak, Hala Mohammad, Star Afterschool Care, Dr. Amy Hodge, Kana Nakagawa, Lisa Devanzo, Natalie Gualtieri, Alex Gordon, Joanne Michael, Daniel Gil, Angie Moss, Alexe Godin, and Sarnai Judson. Thank you to our student helpers – Quincy, Brielle, Hannah, Rachel, Hayes, Jamesy, Pauline, Kent, Preet, and Prem.

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