Helms Elementary and Camp Innovation Host Heights Science Extravaganza

On Saturday, July 27, Helms Elementary and Camp Innovation teamed up to host the Greater Heights Science Extravaganza. Under the leadership of Dr. Reynaldo Guerra, a Houston engineer and community advocate, more than 60 children enjoyed a day of fun free activities aimed at generating student excitement about working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, this country has never been more in need of scientists and engineers,” said Dr. Guerra. “The ultimate goal is that exposure to early and fun exploration will build the STEM professionals of the future.”

Throughout the day, students age 8-12 had the opportunity to build, experiment, and explore engineering and science while interacting with STEM professionals and community leaders. These budding scientists saw the inner workings of the eyeball, built a lair for super heroes, and calculated the best time to set sail in a series of STEM related projects.

“Research has shown that early exposure and mentorship is huge for these kids,” said Joseph Sanchez, Camp Innovation’s President. “We are very excited to be a part of this collaboration.”

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