Central Texas Science Fair To Be Held March 23-24

March 22, 2000

The 44th annual Central Texas Science and Engineering Fair is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, in the Ferrell Special Events Center. Approximately 247 students from across Central Texas have entered this year's competition.

The theme is "Science, Technology, Invention in History, Impact, Influence, Change." Science Fair participants are separated into one of two divisions. Students in grades 6-8 participate in the junior division, while grades 9-12 are entered in the senior division.

Projects will be judged on research papers and creative displays in chemistry, biology, microbiology and other areas related to science. Judging for the fair begins at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The public is invited to view the various science projects from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The award ceremony will begin at 1 p.m.

The regional winners will advance to the state competition in April in Austin. The national competition will be held in May in Detroit, Mich.

In addition to displaying their science projects, Baylor is offering campus tours to participants and several departments will give presentations. Students also will have an opportunity to tour the Texas State Technical College campus.

For more information, contact Susan Wilson, science and history fair coordinator, at 710-3169.

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