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Annual Career Options Conference

As a continuing activity originally funded from the district's National Science Foundation Partnership Grant, middle school students will again have the opportunity to attend a Science Career Options Conference at UCI, to be held in, December. Students will be able to hear a keynote address, and then hear from a variety of dynamic speakers about scientific and technological careers. Each student will attend 3 break-out sessions.

The tentative schedule for the day is listed below:

Pick-up at School Site 8:30 a.m.
Depart School Site 8:45 a.m.
Arrive at UCI by 9:15 a.m.
Keynote Address 9:20 a.m.
Snack Break 10:20 a.m.-10:35 a.m.
Breakout Session #1 10:35 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Breakout Session #2 11:25 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Breakout Session #3 12:15p.m. - 12:50p.m.
Evaluation 12:50 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Return to School Site by 1:30 p.m.
Lunch at School Site 1:30 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Return to Period 1 Class 2:00 p.m.

Selection of students is based on 7th grade students that submit a request explaining why they would like to attend this years conference. All requests will be read and 70 students will be chosen to attend the conference. Preference will be given to those students who are most interested in science and demonstrate this interest in their letter to attend. All students selected should be well behaved and able to follow appropriate behavior guidelines given by adults they may be unfamiliar with. Students will be listening to speakers, not necessarily participating in hands-on activities.

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