PHARR – As part of the efforts to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA) in partnership with NASA and the Texas Space Grant Consortium hosted the third annual NASA Family Science Night at PSJA North Early College High School on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Over 400 PSJA 5th graders and their families attended the event, participating in a variety of hands-on activities focused on the STEM fields. Within 35 stations that included rockets, balloon-powered vehicles, gliders, robots, kites, boomerangs, moon cratering and mission patches, the students got to learn new concepts and have fun in the process.

"Our goal is to inspire future scientists and engineers," said PSJA Science Coordinator Susana Ramirez. "We want students to make a connection with the real world and see that science is part of their everyday life."