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¡Amantes de la Ciencia!
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Saturday, January 23, 2016 | 1-4 p.m.
¡Amantes de la Ciencia! (Lovers of Science) introduces visitors to science and education professionals from the Twin Cities' Latino/a and Hispanic communities. Last year's activities included making milagritos, building geodetic domes out of marshmallows and toothpicks, and learning about human DNA. Come see what exciting science activities and demonstrations are happening this year at the Science Museum of Minnesota's ¡Amantes de la Ciencia!, Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 1-4 p.m.
Science Fusion is great for kids and adults alike. Activities are included in museum admission. Up to four children get in free with each full price adult (from 1-4 p.m. at the box office).
Congratulations to Hilda Reza from Hiawatha College Preparatory
Hilda is one of the winners of the 2015 Donaldson Science Award and was recognized during the Science Fusion: Amantes de la Ciencia! event.
Hilda is currently a seventh grade student at Hiawatha College Preparatory in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was nominated by her Science teacher, Ms. Liz Gilles. Hilda's natural curiosity, optimism and grit have caught the attention of several teachers at Hiawatha Prep. She received the Super Scientist Award for her attention to detail, hard work and enthusiasm for her Life Sciences class. Whether she realizes it or not, Hilda's hard work is an inspiration to both her teachers and to her fellow students. In the classroom, Hilda will choose to spend more time peering into a microscope or reviewing the parts of a cell. Outside class, Hilda will spend time with a friend – who also happens to be a fourth grade science teacher - doing experiments, which Hilda considers to be "cool stuff." When asked why she loves science so much, Hilda says, "I like science because we have opportunities to do my favorite experiments and because there are just so many things to do." Hilda's dream is to either be a science teacher or to be a scientist. She wants to continue doing experiments and to "look for new things in the world."
Congratulations to Lizeth Rios from Willmar High School
Lizeth is one of the winners of the 2015 Donaldson Science Award and was recognized during the Science Fusion: Amantes de la Ciencia! event.
Lizeth is currently a senior at Willmar High School in Willmar, MN. She was nominated by her teacher and mentor, Mr. Robert Palmer. Lizeth has shown great dedication to her studies and has a reputation for completing all assignments thoroughly and promptly. Her interests are varied and range from Earth Sciences to Meteorology, Chemistry and Human Anatomy, to name a few. As a student, Lizeth has proven herself a strong, independent and tenacious learner. Lizeth is eager to share her enthusiasm for science and learning with others. She has shown leadership and compassion among her friends and family. Outside school, Lizeth has participated in Willmar's Distinguished Young Women program, and her peers voted her the winner of their school's Spirit Award for her positive attitude and outgoing personality. Lizeth has lofty aspirations to positively impact the world. Through science, Lizeth hopes to make new discoveries and inventions. She is looking forward to using science – and possibly nanotechnology - to help others. For Lizeth, a dream career is one that would bring her a new adventure, every single day.