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Mars Day 2014

Saturday, July 19th, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Mars Society Los Angeles is proud to present the first annual West Coast celebration of National Mars Day, commemorating the anniversary of the Viking 1 landing on the Red Planet in July 1976.  There is a $5 admission fee to enter the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Once inside the museum, there are no additional charges to participate in Mars Day events. Advance registration is only required for students who wish to participate in the Voyage to Mars experience. For more information visit The Mars Society Los Angeles.



The 2014 STEM Conference for Girls was a success thank you for attending

Please enjoy this short video Girls in STEM featuring young women scientists and engineers who wowed the President and the nation at the White House Science Fair. This video shines a spotlight on these extraordinary young role models and their exciting projects -- ranging from a machine that detects buried landmines, to a prosthetic hand device, to a lunchbox that uses UV light to kill bacteria on food.


Registration Now Open: 2014 STEM Summer Bridge Program at AVC Palmdale Center

This program is designed for graduating high-school seniors who are planning on attending Antelope Valley College. Students who have completed the AVC assessment and tested into Math 70 are being invited to participate. To participate, you must be interested in a career within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Program Overview
The STEM Summer Bridge program this year will be from Monday, June 16 to Tuesday, July 17, 2014.

The program and materials are free.
Students may participate in the 9am – 1pm or 12pm to 4pm, Monday through Thursday.
Both sessions take place at the AVC Palmdale Center, 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd.
A maximum of 48 students will be accepted into the program.


2nd Annual STEMposium a Success Educators and business and industry leaders gathered for the second annual STEMposium to discuss the future of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and Career Technical Education in the Antelope Valley.


A big thank you to all those involved in the 2013 Aerospace Valley Science Olympiad:

Antelope Valley College secures nearly $11 million for STEM programs in the valley. Read story here!