El Paso Science Festival to Feature Astronaut Jose Hernandez, 70 Exhibits on April 6-7


El Paso Science Festival to Feature Astronaut Jose Hernandez, 70 Exhibits on April 6-7

The Consulate General of Mexico is organizing the first El Paso Science Festival, which will take place at the El Paso Convention Center on April 6 and 7. This event aims to support the growth of innovation and science spaces for young people in the border community. The festival will feature Jose Hernandez, a migrant farmworker-turned-astronaut, and a screening of the film “A Million Miles Away” based on his life. With over 70 interactive activities and exhibits suitable for all ages, the festival promises to be an inclusive, fun, and educational experience for everyone. Enrique Gomez, Co-Director and Founder of El Paso Science Festival, encourages attendees to come prepared to learn a lot and have a lot of fun.

Eric Pearson, president and CEO of El Paso Community Foundation, a co-sponsor of the event, sees the festival as an opportunity for kids to see science not as a subject they have to study in school, but as something to experiment with and be inspired by. Gomez was inspired to start the festival by his own childhood experiences growing up in Juarez without many possibilities. Despite the challenges he faced, he went on to work for NASA, programming computers onboard space shuttles. Gomez believes that it’s important for kids to see the excitement and opportunities in the field of science.

The El Paso Science Festival is free to attend and will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 6-7 at the El Paso Convention Center. This event is the second Science Festival organized by Gomez, with the first taking place in Austin 12 years ago. For more information about the festival, visit the provided link.

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