Suncoast Credit Union Joins 14th Annual Elementary Science Expo as Event’s Title Sponsor
For Immediate Release (Photos courtesy of @EdisonFairs)
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Since 2005, Elementary Science Expo has served as a showcase event for K-5 students that competed in school-based science fair competitions. This year, Suncoast Credit Union joined the event as Title Sponsor.
The Suncoast Credit Union Elementary Science Expo is open to students from public, private, charter, and home schools in Charlotte, Collier and Lee Counties. Expo complements the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair and the Thomas A. Edison Festival of Light Regional Inventors Fair held successfully earlier this year.
For a second consecutive year, Expo was held at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). This year’s event featured science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) projects from over 380 students representing 43 elementary schools in Lee County.
In addition to recognizing student excellence in STEM fields of study, twenty-nine (29) Expo participants were awarded scholarships to attend an inaugural summer research opportunity, called STEM Buccaneers Camp, that is being offered by the School District of Lee County and hosted by the School of Pure and Applied Sciences at FSW. This two-week STEM experience in July involves laboratory work in the FSW science labs and field research on the college campus. As STEM Buccaneers, students will be involved in research projects conducted by FSW faculty and teachers from Lee County. CLICK HERE for a complete list of scholarship recipients.
The Suncoast Credit Union Elementary Science Expo Awards Ceremony culminated with the announcement of the 2018 Edison Cup: Elementary School Winner. The Edison Cup is awarded annually to one winning elementary school and one winning secondary school for being the best school-based STEM academic team from Southwest Florida that participated in the Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fairs (TAERSIF) program. Earlier this year, Trafalgar Middle School was crowned the 2018 Edison Cup: Secondary School Winner during the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fairs Awards Ceremony presented by Sony Electronics, Inc.. This year’s Edison Cup: Elementary School Winner is Gateway Elementary School. Congratulations Gateway Elementary, your students embody Thomas Edison’s scientific and innovative pursuits.
Our Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fairs (TAERSIF) Steering Committee would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Suncoast Credit Union for title sponsorship of Elementary Science Expo. Thank you, Suncoast Credit Union, for investing today in the STEM experts of tomorrow.
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The Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventor Fair (TAERSIF) Steering Committee works year-round to organize and conduct the Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair, the Suncoast Credit Union Elementary Science Expo and the Thomas A. Edison Festival of Light Regional Inventors Fair that host in total more than 1,100 local students. Key partners of TAERSIF include the Fort Myers Kiwanis, Lee County and Charlotte County Public Schools, numerous private schools, Florida Gulf Coast University, the Edison Festival of Light, Florida Southwestern State College, Hodges University, the James and Eleanor Newton Scholarships, Sony Electronics, Inc., Imagine Solutions Conference, Daitch Family Foundation, Caloosa Bromeliad Society, The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, The IMAG History and Science Center, the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Pure Florida, Caloosa Veterinary Medical Society, Florida Power and Light, Doug MacGregor, The Edison Pageant of Light, the Entrepreneurs Society of Naples, the Scientist Society of Southwest Florida, Lee Memorial Health Systems, the Lee County Medical Society and numerous other private donors and volunteers.