Central Texas Science Fair at the Ferrell Center March 25-26

March 24, 1998

The 42nd annual Central Texas Regional Science Fair will be held Thursday and Friday at Baylor University's Ferrell Special Events Center.

Students will register during the morning on Thursday, and judging will take place on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. A total of 22 Central Texas schools will be represented at the Science Fair.

About 360 students have entered projects in fields of science ranging from biochemistry, and botany to engineering and social science. There are 14 possible categories. There are two divisions, junior for grades 6-8, and senior for grades 9-12. This year there are 94 senior division entries.

Judges are volunteers from the community, and prizes are donated by more than 60 businesses around Waco. Medical groups, dental groups and companies interested in science or environmental issues have contributed trophies, books, savings bonds, T-shirts and money. Texas State Technical College and Baylor University are offering scholarships.

Students who attend the Central Texas Regional Science Fair have already won at a lower level of competition, and the winners from this competition may advance to the state level and even to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

The Central Texas Regional Science Fair is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to

3 p.m. on Friday. There is a special awards banquet Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. and finalists will be announced between 2:15 and 2:30 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.

For more information, contact Joan Anderson, coordinator, at 710-3169.

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