Students Showcase their Scientific Methods at 20th Annual Science Odyssey
February 3, 2020 - Livermore, CA - Young scientists in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District look forward to sharing their research and innovation at the 20th Annual Science Odyssey on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Community members are invited to visit Junction Avenue K-8 School, 298 Junction Avenue, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. to view the vast array of science and engineering projects and to marvel at the creativity of Livermore students. The awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m.
Each year, hundreds of students in grades 1-12 proudly display their projects in science, engineering, computer science, math and data analysis at this community-wide event. Student projects are evaluated by volunteer and guest judges from the community with recognitions bestowed to students at the evening’s awards ceremony. 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 and add to the fun.
Superintendent Kelly Bowers, Ed. D. was a Teacher on Special Assignment in LVJUSD’s Curriculum Department when she led the first Science Odyssey. “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 Bowers.
Over 80 community volunteers and guest judges 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 participate in the Science Odyssey to support students’ growth. Regina Brinker, Science Odyssey Coordinator, said, “Each year, we have new organizations join the event, providing encouragement and validation for our students. This has truly become a community-wide event.”