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The Rock Academy is hosting its Second Annual Science Consortium on Friday, March 16 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The consortium brings professionals in science together to speak to students from Rock Academy, Horizon Christian Academy and Maranatha Christian Schools to get high school students interested in science careers and to expose them to various science professions.

"It is a good opportunity for both students and adults since science is becoming more substantial these days," said Derick Falconer, electronic engineer.

This event is designed for students to explore careers in science, discuss relevant issues of our time, and reinforce scientific skills through experimentation, in a fun, "hands on" atmosphere.

The students will rotate through five lecture/lab stations. The stations will feature science and technology professionals, who will lead a discussion and lab experiment with the students.

Topics may include global health, geology, health care, aoology, environmental engineering and nanotechnology.

"Eletronical engineering is becoming more important nowadays because the technology devices such as the smartphone, computer and tablets are developing so fast, compared to 10 years ago," said Falconer.

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