For more than half a century, the tradition continues: promoting the good work of regional high school students and rewarding excellence with cash and prizes
Seventh- through 12th-grade students with an interest in science will show off their skills at the 57th annual Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair, held at Cleveland State University from Monday, March 15 through Thursday, March 18.
Some 550 future scientists from schools in the seven-county Northeast Ohio area will compete for approximately $20,000 in cash and prizes. The fair will take place in Cleveland State’s Woodling Gym and Recreation Center, 2451 Euclid Avenue.
Up to four grand prize winners will be selected, based on the level of technical excellence of their projects. They will join more than 1,000 students from more than 40 countries in competing for more than $1 million in prizes at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, California in May.
Science Fair week begins on Monday, March 15 with students setting up their projects. On Tuesday, March 16, a panel of more than 200 educators, engineers, scientists and other professionals representing industry, government and academe will judge the entries. The fair will be open to the public on Tuesday, March 16 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 18 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. The fair concludes with an awards presentation on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Woodling Gym.
Students are entering projects in nine categories, including biology, medicine and health, environmental sciences, behavioral science, chemistry, physics, math and computer science, earth-space sciences and engineering.
Cleveland State’s traditionally strong support for the fair continues. “In addition to providing the venue and free parking for parents, school officials and judges, many of CSU’s faculty enjoy serving as judges, and many of our departments and programs are providing special award prizes,” said Crystal M. Weyman, Associate Professor and Site Chair for the event. “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience talking about their research projects with scientists from all over the region.
Joining Cleveland State as presenting sponsors are the Great Lakes Science Center and The Cleveland Clinic.
For more information, please call Dr. Weyman at 216.687.6971.
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