Science & Engineering Expo

2014-03-22 16:49:04.000 – Cyrena Briede,  Director of Summit Operations

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On Thursday, Director of Research Eric Kelsey and I had the privilege of taking part in the New Hampshire Science and Engineering Expo. Dr. Kelsey judged the egg drop competition and the biochemistry category, while I judged the behavioral science category and was the keynote speaker before the awards ceremony. Boy did we have a great time.

Having both been nerds since grade school (and I say that proudly!), and participants in our science fairs growing up, Eric and I know just how important it is to get kids and teens involved in science, math, engineering, and technology. I remember being excited by science and the experimental process, and participating in my regional, state, and national science fairs as a kid. In my presentation I showed them a photo of myself in front of my 7th grade project, and told them a very real fact: if it weren’t for my participation in science fairs as a kid, and the support of my family and teachers, I would not be where I am today. It was great to not only tell the audience, but show them, that their projects today could be their futures tomorrow or the start of a great career. I’m very fortunate to say that I am living breathing proof of that today.

Observer Footnote:If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in science while spending your summer on the summit of Mount Washington, take a look at our docent program! With our new museum comes a great new opportunity to teach people about Extreme Mount Washington. Send in your application today!

 

Cyrena Briede,  Director of Summit Operations

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