Science On Saturday (SOS)
For over a decade, NPI has guided and supported our partners in hosting Science On Saturday (SOS) events. SOS is intended to excite, encourage, and demystify students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). SOS is designed to spotlight students, educators, higher education, and industry partners’ knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm for STEM. Coming together in this celebratory event, SOS activities ignites and empowers interest in discovery, experiments, hands-on activities, and demonstrations in a variety of STEM topics. Past events have included activities related to robotics, virtual reality, building and structural challenges, health science, aerospace engineering, campus/facility tours, and so much more. Students of every age, parents, educators, and community members are invited to participate in these exciting events.
The Rio Grande Valley 2022 SOS Event
On March 5, 2022, NPI supported the first Rio Grande Valley Science on Saturday (SOS) event, hosted by the Rio Grande Valley Science Association on the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen campus. This event was attended by almost 4,000 students, educators, adults, and volunteers and was filled with hands-on science and engineering activities, presentations, and entertainment . Many thanks to Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School, Spark!, Texas State Technical College, and Texas Workforce Commissioner, Julian Alvarez, for supporting this event and helping to make it such a huge success for all of partners.
See our upcoming Science on Saturday events: