August 20th, 2011
The 2nd annual festival, the Texas Science and Engineering Festival, will make science and engineering accessible, fun and inspirational for Texas’ youth and families. Come explore the wonders of science with FREE activities for the whole family featuring a wide variety of events inluding hands-on demonstrations, free giveaways, live entertainment and much more!
The Texas Science & Engineering Festival is hosted by the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists, and is presented in conjunction with the USA Science & Engineering Festival. The Festival will be held on November 5 & 6, 2011 at the Austin Convention Center. The two-day EXPO will feature more than 100 fun and interactive activities to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
June 30th, 2011
Austin Space Day will be held Saturday, July 23 from 10am-2:30pm at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center. The event includes exhibits, movies, and a special presentation by four-time shuttle astronaut Dr. Rick Linnehan. Exhibitors include the Austin Astronomical Society, Texas Space Grant Consortium, UT/NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, Science Expeditionary Force and more. The event is open to the public and participation is free.
With the upcoming completion of the space shuttle program, the goal of Austin Space Day is to engage and inspire children to learn about science and technology.
We encourage you all to attend!
May 24th, 2010
I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming:
Austin Science and Engineering Festival
November 18th, 2009
I truly am in awe that you - as a volunteer - continue to provide a consistent, fun spark of extra science curriculum at Purple Sage after all of these years. You have done more and continue to do more than you will likely ever get full credit for or full compensation. The TEA numbers prove it.
Though I am no longer at Purple Sage, I continue to check TEA ratings and wanted to personally congratulate your efforts toward helping the school achieve higher percentages every year in science. The numbers are truly amazing. If the powers that be do not fully appreciate the impact you have made in these students and at this school, they are fooling themselves. It is clear that it is not solely classroom instruction that is making science stand out consistently year after year with improvement and commendation.
The numbers truly are amazing. You have done an outstanding job. I hope that others schools will take on this model. Congrats on all of your hard work along with the great QUEST volunteers who help deliver the message.
Sincerely former science QUEST volunteer,
Clara G. Herrera
cc: Jesus Chavez, PhD. Superintendent, RRISD
November 26th, 2008
New dates for the Purple Sage Elementary school have been posted on the QUEST page.
July 23rd, 2006
Science Expeditionary Force’s QUEST program was featured on Austin’s Channel 8 News. Watch the video. (Quicktime .mov)