SOUTHEASTERN TO HOLD ANNUAL DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR

SOUTHEASTERN TO HOLD ANNUAL DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR

The Southeastern District Science Fair will be taking place on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 from 8-11 AM and approximately 100 projects will be displayed. The night before the fair, Monday, February 3rd, students will be holding a showcase which will be open to parents and families of the Southeastern community.

Participants who qualify to move on from the District Science Fair will attend the Regional Science Fair at Bridgewater State University. Students will then have the opportunity to participate in the State Science Fair at MIT if selected.

Computer & Engineering students, Jaden Reid, Brockton, and Nicholas Spooner, West Bridgewater, participated in the Regional Science Fair last year and moved on to the State Fair at MIT last May. Nicholas was able to share his experience, “Last year, we created a pair of glasses that sent notifications from a user’s phone to a lens in front of their eyes. It was a great experience that I look forward to again. Certain aspects were stressful, but all in all, it was really cool creating something I never thought I could, and making it so far in a competition.”

This year, Nicholas and Jaden will be teaming up again. As explained by Nicholas, “[It] has the potential to help a lot of people. We call it WalkSafe and are creating a walker that detects if the user falls and sends a notification to their caretaker via our WalkSafe app. Through software, we are able to distinguish differences between the user sitting down, walking away, etc. and falling. This way the app does not ping the caretaker by accident.”

The Southeastern Community gives a big thanks to the Prone Family Foundation for the generous donation for students who qualify to compete, earning them a scholarship. The amount of scholarship money increases the further along a student’s project advances.

About Southeastern

At Southeastern, students choose from 20 career majors in preparation for life’s challenges and opportunities. Our school combines a rigorous academic curriculum with state of the art vocational and technical studies to help students realize their full learning potential. The schedule is designed to have students alternate between academic and technical coursework. This process promotes the integration of studies and helps bridge the gap between theoretical and practical experience.

The hands-on approach to learning helps connect students to education and provides the basis for life-long learning – an essential skill in today’s highly competitive global market. Upon graduation, students have the choice of furthering their education in any two or four-year institution or going directly into the workforce.

The Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School District consists of a four-year public high school and a post-secondary technical institute. The high school offers 20 career majors to students from Brockton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Foxboro, Mansfield, Norton, Sharon, Stoughton and West Bridgewater.

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To learn more about Southeastern:    https://www.sersd.org/

Submitted by Krystina Nguyen, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Brockton