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Students display work at UC Merced's Research Week

April 13, 2010, 11AM Gallo Recreation Center Gym
Selected Farmdale students came to the UC Merced campus to present their work during UC Merced's Research Week symposium.  Photos

Students display work at Family Science Night

Feb 4, 2010, 5-7PM Farmdale Cafeteria
Farmdale Elementary students displayed their projects to their families and the community.  STEP displays complemented the schoolwide celebration of science.  Please click here for more info about the entire event.

Projects have been completed!

Dec 2 - Dec 10, 2009, Farmdale Cafeteria
UC Merced students and Farmdale students worked together on projects such as making a battery out of a lemon and analyzing insect diversity around the schoolyard.  Projects were performed over a two week period.  Photos

 "Meet Your Mentor" Night

Nov 9, 2009 at 6 p.m., Farmdale Elementary Cafeteria
Elementary students learned about the merits of science, met their mentor, and brainstormed project ideas. UC Merced professor Dr. Christopher Viney's demonstrations entertained the crowd.  Photos

"Remember that you are blessed. Remember that in exchange for those blessings, you must give something back. You must reach back and pull someone up. You must bend down and let someone else stand on your shoulders so that they can see a brighter future."
— First Lady Michelle Obama, UC Merced Commencement 2009