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El Camino College Onizuka Space Science Day 2015

Save the date!


8:00 a.m. ~ Saturday, March 7, 2015

Serious-minded science students in grades five through 12 are invited to attend this free, hands-on conference.

  • Astronaut presentation
  • Classroom presentations & demonstrations led by ECC professors, students, and guests from JPL and other institutions
  • Hands-on science activities & experiments
  • Egg Drop Competition!


Deadline: February 24, 2015 ~ 10 p.m.

South Bay students in grades five through 12 are invited to enter El Camino College’s annual Onizuka Space Science Day essay contest. The contest winner will receive an invitation to bring three guests to meet and attend the Space Science Day dinner with a NASA astronaut.

Students are asked to write 150 words or less on the following essay subject:

When I look into the sky and think about space, I wonder…

Essays should be sent in the body of an email (no attachments please) to Robin Dreizler c/o or fax to 310-660-6786. They can also be mailed to El Camino College, c/o Outreach Office, 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90506.

Students should include with the essay, name, age, address, phone number or parent email, grade in school, teacher’s name, and school they attend.

Coordinated by the El Camino College Astronaut Ellison Onizuka Memorial Committee, the event is dedicated to Ellison Onizuka, a Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut who perished along with the six other crew members during the tragic events of 1986.

For more information or to register, call 310-660 3487 or contact

Sponsored by El Camino College & American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

 Last Published 3/27/15