The Richmond Register

March 24, 2013

EKU to host Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair March 30

Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair

Special to the Register


Eastern Kentucky University will host the 11th annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair for middle school and high school students Saturday, March 30.

The event is expected to feature the work of more than 300 students who have advanced through local and regional competitions across the state.

They will compete for trophies, ribbons, university and private scholarships and special awards from corporations and organizations in 17 categories: Animal Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Engineering (Materials & Bioengineering), Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical), Energy and Transportation, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Microbiology, Physics and Astronomy, and Plant Sciences.

Also, high school students will compete for the chance to represent the Kentucky at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May.

“This event represents an exciting milestone for the science and technical education community in Kentucky, and EKU is proud to again be the host,” said Dr. Barbara Ramey of EKU’s Department of Biological Sciences.

“The Fair’s mission is to expand educational opportunities for all middle and high school students, and to enhance the visibility and importance of science and engineering in Kentucky by providing annual statewide competitions that support, encourage and recognize student excellence in science and engineering research.

“The Fair also gives the public a chance to see the quality of science being done in Kentucky middle schools and high schools and see what the students are capable of doing.”

The public can view the students’ work from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in Alumni Coliseum. An awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in O’Donnell Hall of the Student Success Building.