This past Saturday, March 23, Shoreline Community College hosted the 1st Annual Shoreline Science and Technology Fair and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Career Exposition. The science fair was geared toward students from 4th – 12th grade and drew approximately 50 fascinating entries.
We at Shoreline Water District were honored to be offered a booth at the STEM Career Expo, as it gave us the chance to talk to students, parents and the general public about their water system, the source of our area’s water, the meter technology used to measure water consumption, and various capital improvement projects being done throughout Shoreline Water District’s service area.
Another popular feature at our booth was a taste test comparing bottled water to tap water. Most participants could not tell the difference, and often commented that tap water tasted better than bottled water. Our goal in doing this taste test was to stress that the price of an average bottle of water was the same as 1 unit (or 748 gallons!) of tap water which tastes the same… or we believe, better!
Last but not least, we informed students about the scholarships available from the Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts (WASWD) for any resident in the state of Washington who plans to seek a career in the water industry (one of our employees, Jesse Foss, was a recipient of this scholarship). Applications for the scholarship are due no later than July 1, 2013, and can be downloaded from the WASWD website by clicking on this link.
We’d like to offer our sincere congratulations to those students that participated in the Shoreline Science Fair and STEM Career Expo, and will look forward to participating again next year!