Sunday, October 26, 2008
First Garfiled Presentation: Science Behind Magic.
On October 26, a group of Phi Theta Kappa students and SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) helped develop a presentation for some Garfield students.This great presentation was held for Garfield Middle School and The Youth Adelante program. During the presentation Edgar De Loa, Matthew Palomar, Violeta Crow, Aldo and Rene Rivera introduced themselves and at the end of each introduction had a positive message for the children. After introductions, Edgar performed some magic tricks. His tricks including card tricks and an explanation of the science behind what he was doing. The children were very curious about this performance and participated in it. They were enjoying it so much that they did want Edgar to stop the tricks.
Our involvement in this project, allowed us to be role models for children that maybe in a bad environment or neighborhood, like gangs or drugs. We were given an opportunity to make a difference in their lives by exciting them with science and college. We may not be able to change the world, but we understand that if we can make a change in the world, that’s a plus.