55th Annual Regional Science Fair to be held Monday

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55th Annual Regional Science Fair to be held Monday

February 16, 2012

More than 50 projects have been registered for the 55th Annual Northwest Oklahoma Regional Science Fair held at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Monday, Feb. 20. Students in grades 7-12 from Aline-Cleo, Alva, Shattuck and Vici will be participating.

Top finishing seniors will be eligible for Northwestern Science Fair scholarships – first place, $1,500; second place, $1,000; and third place, $500.

Division I (grades 10-12) and Division II (grades 7-9) overall winners will receive a $100 cash prize and the runner-up will receive a $50 cash prize.

Judging begins at noon in the Student Center Ballroom and Ranger Room. Regular judging ends at 2 p.m., and students will be dismissed at this time. Overall judging, where only judges consider the finalists, takes place from 2-3 p.m.

An awards ceremony is set for 6 p.m. that evening in Herod Hall Auditorium.

Up to 40 projects may be advanced to the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair at East Central University in Ada.

Additionally, two projects may be advanced to the international fair, held in Pittsburgh, Pa., this year.

Judges for the Regional Science Fair include Northwestern faculty and students across multiple department, as well as professionals from the Alva community.

This event is part of a required service learning course for all biology, chemistry and natural science education majors.

For more information about the Regional Science Fair, contact Dr. Steven Maier, Department of Natural Science chair, at (580) 327-8562 or sjmaier@nwosu.edu.