WPI to Host 57th Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair on March 9

High School Students from Throughout Central Massachusetts Will Compete for Thousands of Dollars in Awards and Prizes
March 08, 2012

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will host the 57th Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair. This is one of six regional science fairs that culminate in the annual Massachusetts State High School Science and Engineering Fair. The event will take place on Friday, March 9, 2012.

As they have for more than a half century, senior high school students from throughout Central Massachusetts have put their minds to developing research-based science projects and will now compete for several thousand dollars in awards and prizes. Local scientists, engineers, and medical professionals will volunteer as judges for the competition; the event is sponsored by local clubs, businesses, colleges, corporations, professional organizations, and individuals.

Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, who chairs the Governor's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Advisory Council, will participate in the science fair, joining students, teachers, and faculty to observe projects on display and offer brief remarks on the importance of STEM education for young students. Keynote speaker Carl M. Selavka, PhD, forensic analytical chemist and director at Northeastern Bioscience Associates LLC, will deliver a presentation titleed "CSI-Worcester."

The fair takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the WPI Campus Center Odeum. It is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m.; judging takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. The awards ceremony, starting at 5:30 p.m., will be held in Alden Memorial.

For more information, contact Nancy G. Degon, chair, Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair, at 508-832-3440 (home), 508-843-0333 (cell), or ngdegon@charter.net, or visit www.wrsef.org.