I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying our emergence into spring. That may be a little optimistic with March coming on, but temperatures above 40 are in sight! Woo hoo!
I'd like to give a shout-out to our club members that are participating in the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair this week. The 2020 fair was one of the last things we did before things closed down, and the organizers have found a way to keep the student experience alive and well. Judging of papers took place over the last few weeks and was all done online. Today is the last day of virtual project judging, which has been fun because you get to watch each student in a 10-minute recorded presentation. This is great for a judge since you get to view the student without the outside influences of friends, noise and nerves that usually accompany an on-floor discussion. On Friday, the judges will get to (virtually) interact directly with the students whose projects they have judged. All in all, it's a great solution for the prickly problem of hosting a fair during the pandemic!
Speaking of Friday, plan to join us for our virtual pizza party this Friday after the Science Fair is over. We'll begin at 9pm, so order or bake your pizza, grab a beverage, and get on the Zoom! Details are below.
See you around the Galaxy!