About the Science Festival
The Highland Park High School Science and Technology Festival is an annual event where over 50 speakers representing careers in science, technology, engineering and math visit the high school campus. These accomplished leaders discuss their careers, educational paths and work experience with students. All high school science students have the opportunity to engage in conversation and gain a deeper understanding of these vital and in-demand careers. Sponsored by the Science Faculty at Highland Park High School and organized by parent volunteers, the mission of the Science and Technology Festival is to encourage and inspire students to pursue careers in medicine, research, technology, engineering and science.
Marie Naklie McCoy organized the first HPHS Science Festival in 2006. A chemical engineer, an expert in liquefied natural gas, and a parent volunteer, her creative vision inspired the faculty, students and speakers. Nearly 75 parent volunteers host the Science Festival each year. The 14th annual Science and Technology Festival will take place on Friday, February 7, 2020 with its first ever Keynote event to be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Outstanding professionals from the Dallas community and beyond will participate in the 2020 Sci-Tech Fest.