Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins held her annual STEM Fair Awards Ceremony Wednesday morning, June 1, at Parkville High School to honor the fourth and fifth grade Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair winners from each elementary school in the sixth district. Parents, teachers and principals all gathered in Café B to take pictures and eat cake provided by Bevins.
Almost every elementary school's fourth and fifth grad students participates in STEM Fairs. Each student, or team of students, work to create science projects that are judged at each school’s STEM Fairs in April. Bevins is the only Council member to celebrate the winners from every school in her district.
“My favorite part of the whole day is interacting with the students and hearing about their science projects,” Bevins said after the event. “We really have some innovative thinkers in Baltimore County.”
The event was held at Parkville High School, also located in Bevins' district and known as a center for mathematics, science and computer science. Bevins said she thinks it’s a perfect match.
“It makes sense to have the STEM Fair at Parkville because of its magnet program,” the councilwoman said. “Thank you to [Maureen] Astarita, the principal at Parkville, for allowing us to celebrate these children here and providing this morning’s opening remarks.”