EPD PARTICIPATION IN SD FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

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02/28/12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE

CONTACT:

Mary Jo Ball | University of California, San Diego - Managing Director | San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering | 9500 Gilman Dr M/C 0370| La Jolla, CA 92093-0370 | 858.822-4470 | 858.822-0735 | *:mjball@ucsd.edu

The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering will be holding a series of events around San Diego County during the week of March 17 – 24, 2012.

The Escondido Police Department is proud to be part of this festival.  EPD will be presenting information on crime scene and traffic collision investigations at the Escondido Police and Fire Headquarters on Wednesday, March 21 from 9AM to 1PM.

This is a free event.

One of the presenters from EPD will be Sgt. Scott Walters, and here is what he has to say about this great opportunity:

"Have you ever sat in science or math class wondering why do I have to learn this ?.... I'll never use this in the "real world." I know I did. When I became a police officer, I had no idea what an important role math and science would play in my normal work day. If you are interested in seeing how the Escondido Police Department uses math and science to solve crime and reconstruct traffic accidents, please join us during the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering."

EPD aims to expose students to the Crime Lab and Traffic Division and their dependence on math, physics, and scientific principles to complete investigations.  The Crime Lab and Traffic Division will showcase the equipment utilized to gather data and conduct experiments used to conduct investigations.

Officers and laboratory technicians will explain how scientific principles are used daily to solve crimes and determine how traffic collisions occurred and who caused them.

All the festival events are geared primarily for grades 6 – 12.

If you would like to attend this festival, please RSVP at

http://www.sdsciencefestival.com/2012-festival/festival-week-events.html?view=event&id=28

 SD Science Fair

For additional information on all the events during this festival, go to www.sdsciencefestival.com

 

Mary Jo Ball is the primary contact person for media inquiries.  Please contact her for any additional questions.  Her information is listed above.