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MythBusters Coming to Dublin High School for Engineering Academy Open House

January 24, 2012

The Dublin Unified School District announced today that Dublin High School will be welcoming “MythBusters” stars Adam Savage and Kari Byron to the first ever Dublin High School Engineering Academy Open House. The Mythbusters stars will share their passion for engineering and science at Dublin High School on Wednesday February 22, 2012 at 7:00pm sharp (arriving early is recommended – doors open at 6:30pm). The event is being held as part of National Engineers Weeks 2012. “MythBusters” is Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated science entertainment program that tests the validity of popular myths. More than 50 episodes of the program have been filmed in and around Dublin, California. Kari Byron spoke with OneDublin.org last year (read more…) as part of OneDublin.org’s Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Series.

[UPDATE: The event is completely sold out. Only ticket holders and volunteers with badges will be able to enter the event. Ticket holders are recommended to arrive early – doors open at 6:30pm.]

The Dublin High School Engineering Academy Open House will feature a moderated panel session with MythBusters hosts Adam Savage and Kari Byron, who will field questions submitted by Dublin students. Following the panel session there will be demonstrations and interactive displays from local school robotics clubs and Engineering Academy students. Engineering Academy sponsor organizations and local colleges are also participating in the event. The event is appropriate for all ages and will be held in Dublin High School’s Sports Complex.

“If you teach people to foster and harness their curiosity about how the world works, they will find that learning about science and technology is fun – and kids find it most exciting of all”, said Savage, host of “MythBusters”.

In October 2010, “MythBusters” and President Obama teamed up to engage U.S. students in science education, featuring President Obama’s participation in the “Archimedes Solar Ray” episode.

“Dublin High School’s Engineering Academy and the Gateway to Technology program rolling out in our middle schools are just two of the ways our district is engaging Dublin students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. We are thrilled to have ‘MythBusters’ participate in our Engineering Academy Open House and help generate awareness of our STEM initiatives”, said Dr. Stephen Hanke, Superintendent – Dublin Unified School District.

The event is free and open to the public. Free advance tickets that guarantee entrance and seating at the event are available to Dublin public school students and their families and friends. Tickets are available for pick-up at the Dublin High School, Fallon Middle School and Wells Middle School front offices during school hours. Each family is permitted up to 6 tickets to the event. Picking up advance tickets is recommended as the event is expected to be very popular.

As an added benefit, advance ticket holders will receive 20% off their order at Vito’s Pizza Express in Dublin. Just show your ticket to receive the discount.

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About the Dublin High School Engineering Academy

Dublin High School’s Engineering Academy is based on the Project Lead the Way curriculum and is supported by over $80,000 in donations and grants from corporations, foundations and government. The goal of Dublin High’s Engineering Academy is to introduce high school students to engineering disciplines using a hands-on, project-based approach. Dublin High’s Engineering Academy courses include “Principles of Engineering” and “Introduction to Engineering Design”. In 2011, Dublin High was awarded a California Partnership Academies (CPA) grant to expand the program. More information on Dublin High School’s Engineering Academy is available here.

Event summary:

  • WHAT: Dublin High School Engineering Academy Open House Starring MythBusters
  • WHEN: Wednesday February 22, 2012, 7:00pm – 8:30pm (doors open 6:30pm)
  • WHERE: Dublin High School Sports Complex
  • WHO: The event is open to the public and admission is free. Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) students and their families have priority admission. A limited number of guaranteed seating tickets will be available on a first come / first serve basis for DUSD students and their families via the Dublin High School, Fallon Middle School and Wells Middle School offices during school hours.

About Dublin High School

Dublin High School is a 9-12 comprehensive public high school in the Dublin Unified School District, Dublin, California. Dublin High School serves approximately 1,600 students and achieved an API of 879 in 2011. 98.7% of Dublin High School Class of 2011 graduates reported plans to attend a 2 or 4-year college. Dublin High School offers 23 Advanced Placement (AP), Advanced and Honors courses for college preparation, 22 athletic teams and 50+ extracurricular clubs. Dublin High also offers Regional Occupational Programs (ROP) for career readiness in partnership with the Tri-Valley ROP. Dublin High School was named to the CollegeBoard’s AP® Honor Roll in 2011 for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning 3 or higher on AP® exams.

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