Hundreds Participate in Middle School Math & Science Night

posted Nov 4, 2016, 2:52 PM by District Webmaster   [ updated Nov 4, 2016, 3:21 PM ]

228 middle school students, along with parents, siblings, and other students from the area attended the first annual Hands On Minds On Math & Science Night held at Madison Middle School on 11/1/2016.

Students rotated across over two dozen interactive stations, manned by volunteers from ConocoPhillips, the OSU student chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. The students learned about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields as well as career options in the energy industry. The stations included coding, seismic activity, acid tests, stream tables, and rock samples along with math and engineering-themed games.

Trinity Credit Union sponsored complimentary pizza and beverages for the attendees, with older students from the National Honor Society helping at the event alongside administrators and faculty members.

Participating students had the opportunity to win prizes including laptop computers, iPads, a drone, and more.

Theresa Miller, the Science Building Coordinator at Madison Middle School, spearheaded the event. She remarked, "ConocoPhillips, OERB, the OSU Geology Department, and Truity Credit Union made an investment into Bartlesville students that will not be forgotten.  I am continually impressed and grateful to be a member of this community and appreciate the opportunity to work with great leadership and high quality educators."

The program developed with the support of Melissa Loyd-Furnas, a Supervisor of Talent Planning and Acquisition at ConocoPhillips. Mark Headley, the Manager of Real Estate and Facilities Services for the oil giant, welcomed the students and their parents to the event.

Stream Table
Students learn about erosion and other processes with a stream table

Earth movement
Modelling earth movements