Regional Science Fair is February 7 and 8 at Adams State College

(02-01-2008)

Students from across the San Luis Valley and Salida will show off their stuff scientifically February 7 and 8 during the 59th annual San Luis Valley Regional Science Fair held at Adams State College, in Plachy Fieldhouse.

The fair draws students from the 4 through the12 grade, according to Lucy Adams, director of the fair. Science projects will be judged on scientific merit, as well as how well the students' know their material. Professors from Adams State, upper-division students at Adams State, many businesses and organization professionals from throughout the valley make up the judging teams.

Students will compete for ribbons and awards, while the junior and senior level grades also vie for a spot at the state Science Fair, which will be held in Ft. Collins, Colorado, April 10 through 12. Along with the place awards that are given in several science areas, scholarships and an internship will also be awarded. Special awards will total over $7000. The overall two winning senior high projects are awarded an all expense paid trip to the Intel/International Science Fair, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia during the week of May 11.

Registration for the students begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. The public may view the projects from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Feb. 7. Personal interviews with the judges will start at 9:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and the award ceremony will take place later that evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. in Adams State College Plachy Gym.

The SLV RCF is also looking for qualified judges to help with the judging. Please contact the Science Fair office, 719-587-5412 or email at laadams@adams.edu for further information.