Local firefighters assist Mountainview Elementary School students with ‘eggs-periment’
Sixth grade student Colby McKelvey reacts to the broken egg inside the box, which was craddled by a pillow. Lorena Mejia/The Signal

Local firefighters assist Mountainview Elementary School students with ‘eggs-periment’

After a week of building and testing their forces and momentum project, sixth-grade Mountainview Elementary School students were to put their experiment through the final test: delivering an unharmed egg,…

Parents, students and teachers gather for 2019 Oak Hills Elementary STEM Expo
Brody Burke, 8, explains his science experiment display for growing gummy bears in a glass to Nancy Anthony at the annual STEM Expo at Oak Hills Elementary School in Stevenson Ranch on Friday. Dan Watson/The Signal

Parents, students and teachers gather for 2019 Oak Hills Elementary STEM Expo

While some showcased their work to their parents and others built mechanical robots with Legos, the 2019 Oak Hills Elementary STEM Expo was a night filled with enthusiasm and educational…

Emblem Academy holds annual e-waste fundraiser
Parent volunteers Andrew Sherman and Curtis Williams move a TV during Emblem Academy's annual e-waste fundrasining event. Michele Lutes/The Signal.

Emblem Academy holds annual e-waste fundraiser

Santa Clarita Valley residents recycled their unwanted electronics during Emblem Academy’s annual e-waste recycling event Saturday.

COC student receives NASA aerospace scholars internship
Patrick Gagnon received the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Internship. Gagnon said the experience from working on projects like the High Altitude Student Payload and RockSat-X offered him the exposure, support and confidence to apply to the NCAS internship.

COC student receives NASA aerospace scholars internship

One local College of the Canyons student will receive real-world job experience and networking opportunities at a NASA facility after successfully securing the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Internship. The…

New pilot program sets path to coding
Primary and secondary school student will have access to free afterschool coding classes funded under California's latest state budget.

New pilot program sets path to coding

Santa Clarita Valley students in grades K-8 may soon be able to learn critical computer programming skills following the state’s approval of a new pilot program and $15 million in…

Vikings explore nanoscience with Lockheed Martin, Advanced Bionics
Valencia's Ryan Jones presents his Sodium Alginate Hydrogel project at the Nanosciencefair. Eddy Martinez/The Signal.

Vikings explore nanoscience with Lockheed Martin, Advanced Bionics

The scientific scholars of Valencia High School had a chance to demonstrate all that they’ve learned this year at their sixth annual STEM Fair, a competition where students use the…

Congressman Knight’s science bills get House approval
Signal File Photo: Congressman Steve Knight speaks about his work in Washington during a public meeting. Dan Watson/For the Signal

Congressman Knight’s science bills get House approval

Twin science bills authored by Rep. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, passed the House Tuesday and are headed to the Senate for consideration. H.R. 4376, the Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act,…

Blast off: Bottle rockets teach students STEM lessons
Patrick Falliaux, left, and Ricquel Ford pull the string causing their bottle rocket to launch at Santa Clarita Elementary School in Saugus on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

Blast off: Bottle rockets teach students STEM lessons

Sitting in his chair outside of Santa Clarita Elementary School on Friday, sixth grade student Eric Sanders, 11, eagerly waited his turn to launch his manufactured bottle rocket into the…

UPDATE: Congress encourages girls to pursue STEM jobs
Members of the Boys and Girls Club robotics team watch as their teammate works to place rubber bands onto a practice structure to simulate robotic-assisted surgery at the Henry Mayo Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017. For each successful rubber band placement, Henry Mayo donated $10 to the team. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

UPDATE: Congress encourages girls to pursue STEM jobs

In many cases, the aerospace industry is still a primarily male-dominated field. As of last year, one-third of NASA’s employees were women, according to an article by SiliconANGLE. With a…

Student David Okonowski selected for The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders
Santa Clarita Christian School honor student David Okonowski is serving as a delegate at The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass. from June 29 to July 1. Courtesy photo

Student David Okonowski selected for The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

One Santa Clarita Christian School honor student made a trip across the country to meet with Nobel Laureates, National Medal of Science recipients and like-minded students who are passionate about…

Rancho Pico students win trip to Orlando as finalists in Mathcounts’ Math Video Challenge
From left to right: Sophia Summerell, Riley Blaugrund, Nicole Augusta and Skylar Higgins hold up awards at the national finals for their team submission of "A Goldfish Fanta-Sea" as part of the annual Mathcounts Math Video Competition. Courtesy of Maria Higgins

Rancho Pico students win trip to Orlando as finalists in Mathcounts’ Math Video Challenge

Using their problem-solving and filmmaking skills, four eighth grade students from Rancho Pico Junior High School made it all the way to Orlando, Fla. for the national finals of the…

Students explore invention, design at STEM Expo
Fourth grade Santa Clarita Christian School student Brynn Owen shows off part of her "Helpful Hand" project at the school's first STEM Expo Friday. Christina Cox/The Signal

Students explore invention, design at STEM Expo

Brynn Owen, a fourth grade student at Santa Clarita Christian School (SCSS), knew she wanted to invent a device that would help her mother, who was born without one of…

Valencia High School club works to spread knowledge of STEM
Valencia High School’s STEM Club performing community outreach at the Santa Clarita Valley Boys and Girls Club. Courtesy of Valencia High School STEM Club

Valencia High School club works to spread knowledge of STEM

A club at Valencia High School is working to share its love of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with younger students and children throughout the Santa Clarita Valley. The…

School explores science at expo
Silas Stringer accepts his trophy from Oak Hills Elementary School principal Luis Gamarra at the Oak Hills Elementary School's STEM Expo on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. Katharine Lotze/Signal

School explores science at expo

A bath bomb that fizzes longer, an at-home renewable energy generator, a small wind turbine. These are just a few of the inventions that were on display for family members…

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