Fifty-two students from Longmont's Trail Ridge Middle School, participating in the Math, Engineering, Science & Achievement (MESA), will premiere 12 short films starring scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (NCAR/UCAR).
3-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, ATLAS Cofrin auditorium (see map)
Ground floor, room 100, enter through lobby.
The event is free and open to the public.
Parking is free on Sundays in lot number 436 at the southeast corner of Colorado Avenue and Regent Drive, a 10-15 minute walk from the ATLAS building. Paid parking, closer to ATLAS, is available at the Euclid Avenue parking lot for $3.00.
MESA's (Math, Engineering, Science and Achievement) unique mission is to encourage, motivate, support and prepare students for success in the pursuit of undergraduate degrees and careers in mathematics, engineering, science and technology. MESA serves all students but has a particular interest and focus on students from groups that are historically underrepresented in science, engineering, and other math based careers.
MESA students in elementary, middle and high schools prepare for and explore these professions through collaborative projects focused on building math, science, technology and communication skills.
Earth Explorers, a pilot program connecting middle school students to Earth scientists in their community, is supported by MESA/St. Vrain Valley School District funds, as well as a generous
grant from NOAA's Preserve America Initiative.
A partial list of sponsors: