Stanley Science Expo March 27

Scientists and students will gather Wednesday at Stanley Middle School for the 2013 Lafayette Partners in Education Stanley Science Expo.

The event will feature more than 30 interactive exhibits in the life sciences, engineering, robotics, renewable energy, chemistry, nature, physical science, animal science, technology and astronomy. Experiments and inventions by Stanley students will also be featured.

Exhibits include a digital dome planetarium from Chabot; a model pumping station from EBMUD; vacuum experiments from the American Vacuum Society and game design and Robotics from Vision Tech. "Special exhibits" with special ed classrooms will also be featured.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Stanley gym, 3455 School St, Lafayette. For information, visit http://sms-lafsd-ca.schoolloop.com/

Saint Mary's fashion show fundraiser

The Saint Mary's College Guild will hold a fashion show and luncheon fundraiser April 20 at the Saint Mary's Soda Center.

Fashions by CAbi and jewelry by Premier Designs will be featured. The event includes a gourmet French luncheon and raffle.

Lunch is $50 per person.

Proceeds benefit scholarships for Saint Mary's College students.

For reservations, call Libby Townsend at 925-825-5853.

Campolindo earns Academic Decathlon honors


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Campolindo High School's academic decathlon team received the Most Improved School Award in state ranking for all schools at the recent 2013 California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento. The team also earned a dozen individual achievement awards.

The Campolindo team will represent Contra Costa County and Northern California schools in the Online Academic Decathlon National April 25-27.

The team was recently named Contra Costa County High School Academic Decathlon Champions.

County science fair seeks judges

The organizers of the Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair are looking for volunteer judges 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22.

Judges will be welcomed with breakfast and an orientation at 7 a.m. A commitment of eight hours includes morning review of poster boards and afternoon interviews with students. A complimentary lunch is provided.

Judges will review students entries in six categories: math/computer sciences; biological, including biochemistry, microbiology, zoology, botany, medicine and health; physical science, including chemistry, earth and space, and physics; behavioral/social sciences, including gerontology; environmental sciences; and engineering. Student levels are junior -- grades 7-8; and senior -- grades 9-12.

The Contra Costa County 2013 Science and Engineering Fair will be held March 21-23, at Los Medanos College, 2700 E. Leland Road in Pittsburg.

For information and registration, visit http://www.cccsef.0rg/judges.html. For information about the fair, go to www.cccsef.org.

Send school news to Jennifer Modenessi at jmodenessi@bayareanewsgroup.com.

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