Twenty-five of Lairon's 8th grade students were invited to the Google Science Fair kick-off event. Lairon was one of four schools in the area to be invited to the event which was hosted in Downtown, San Jose. What is even more prestigious? This was only one of two kick-off events in the country! The other being held in Atlanta the same day.
At the event, students got to hear from Google employees and other special guest speakers such as a previous Google Science Fair winner/inventor Ann Makosinski. Ann even held a Q/A where students got to opportunity to ask her questions about her winning project and design process. Additionally, students also engaged in various engineering design challenges themselves which showcased their engineering, collaboration, communication, creativity and problem solving skills.