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Dinner With a Scientist

TR students are more than ready for Dinner with a Scientist. In fact, the district has eight teams participating in this special event.

Students from Rio Linda High, Highlands, MLK, Foothill Ranch, Smythe 7-8, Rio Linda Prep, Norwood and Orchard who are interested in science were invited to have dinner and conversation with real-world scientists. The Twin Rivers group will be joined by more than 36 other teams (7 - 12 grade) from throughout Northern California.    

The scientists will discuss their passion for what they do, their research and their journey to getting where they are today. The evening will also include a "Science Challenge"— a short but lively scientific knowledge competition.

"As we move forward with implementing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), collaboration with the science community is key," says Dr. Lundon C. Jackson, a K-12 science, health and physical education curriculum teacher on special assignment (TOSA). "This will be a wonderful opportunity to inspire our students to enter into STEM careers and majors by interacting and applying knowledge with cutting-edge scientists and their teachers."

WHAT:      Dinner With a Scientist

WHEN:      5 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WHERE:    Twin Rivers District Office, 5115 Dudley Blvd., Bay A, McClellan Park

Dinner With a Scientist is sponsored by the Sacramento Area Science Project (SASP) and Powerhouse Science Center.

Posted May 2015