More than 1,000 local students will visit the Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Southern Indiana on March 15. The fair, held annually at USI since 2007, will be March 14-15 in the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center (RFWC).
Visiting students will watch chemistry and physics demonstrations presented by USI faculty and Central High School staff and students, and view projects by more than 500 K-12th grade students from within a 75-mile radius of Evansville.
Categories include animal sciences, behavioral and social sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, medicine and health sciences, microbiology and molecular biology, physics, and plant sciences.
Grand Award Winners in the senior division will receive an iPad. Honorable Mention Winners in the senior division will receive $100.
Grand Award Winners in the junior division will also receive an iPad. Honorable Mention Winners in the junior division will receive $50.
Seniors exhibiting at the Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair will have the opportunity to compete via an interview process for several four-year $1,500 renewable USI scholarships.
Elementary Division Winners will receive an iPod Touch.
Students will set their projects up in the RFWC from noon to 4 p.m. March 14. Judging will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. that evening. The fair will be open for the public to view from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15. The awards ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. that evening in Mitchell Auditorium in the Health Professions Center.
Eighteen projects will go on to compete in the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair.
For more information, call 812/228-5019 or go to www.usi.edu/science/fair.
Photo Credit: USI Photography Services
More than 500 projects by K-12th grade students will be on display in the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center.