A warm, sunny day greeted about 3,000 attendees to the first ever Science Fiesta on Saturday, March 5, a brand-new event conceived of and organized by Travis Block, graduate student at UT Health Science Center.
Family-friendly exhibits encouraged children and families to touch, play, and explore the natural world around them, whether it was viewing sunspots through a high-powered telescope, making music by tapping fruits and veggies attached to circuits, or handling a real human brain. Read the story from our friends at the San Antonio Express-News here.
Kicking off the event at 1:00 was a panel discussion about making science more present in the community, and offering kids more opportunities to get involved with science.
TPR’s Louisa Jonas moderates the discussion, featuring panelists:
- Ron Nirenberg, San Antonio City Council District 8
- Dr. Andrew Brei, St. Mary’s University
- Natasha Wilkerson, STEM Coordinator at Communities in Schools
- Dr. Andrea Giuffrida, VP for Research, UT Health Science Center