KATY MAGAZINE NEW
October 7, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy ISD is offering two great STEAM events. From a Science Day Camp to the District’s free Family STEAM Night, there is plenty of opportunities for Katy students to broaden their scientific knowledge.
Katy ISD students and families enjoy STEAM activities at Family STEAM Nights. Photo courtesy: Katy ISD
Katy ISD Family STEAM Night Returns this Month
Katy families should mark their calendars for the Shaw Center Family STEAM Night set for October 29 from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The free event will offer Katy ISD families hands-on-activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
All to Inspire Students
“Our purpose at the Shaw Center is to inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) studies and careers. We do this in a variety of ways including robotics, STEAM field trips, STEAM summer camps, and Family STEAM Nights.” says Stephen Adams, Facility Coordinator for the Robert R. Shaw Center for STEAM.
The event will be held at the District’s Shaw Center located at 1730 Katyland Drive. It is across from Raines High School. It is not necessary to RSVP.
Volunteers and sponsors for the event include: KISD National Honor Society students, MakrU Bus, UT Geophysical Engineering, Fishing’s Future, Benedictine Tutors, Rice University, Funshine Entertainment, and more.
For more information on the Shaw Center and upcoming events, visit their website.
“I’m excited that thousands of students have been involved in our Katy ISD STEAM initiatives and that we often have the opportunity to include families,” says Adams.
Award-Winning Robotics Team Hosts Science Day Camp
For more science fun, Katy students in grades 1-5 can register for a Science Day Camp hosted by Cinco Ranch High School’s award-winning robotics team. The event serves as the group’s fundraiser and a great way to introduce students to science.
Katy ISD students participate in a Science Day Camp. Photo courtesy: Katy ISD
The Science Day Camp is on October 16 from 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Shaw Center.
Participants can expect age-appropriate fun with educational science activities in chemistry, physics, engineering, biomed, electrical, programming, aerospace, and robotics.
The cost of the camp is $70.
The camp will be run by Cinco Ranch High School’s Robotics Team 624 CRyptonite. Last year the team left the UIL State Championship with 3 awards including coming in second place for the UIL State Robotics FIRST Division FRC 2021 Competition.
Sign up for the Science Day Camp here. Participants will get a camp t-shirt and be provided lunch.