Sunday, January 24, 2010

Students Invited To Enter Regional Science Fair

The 56th Annual Cumberland Plateau Regional Science and Engineering Fair will hold an opening ceremony to kick off this year’s fair events on Friday, March 19, in Derryberry Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. with a guest speech delivered by former NASA astronaut and TTU alumnus Roger Crouch. Two senior exhibitors will win a trip to San Jose, Calif., in May to exhibit their projects at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair as well as a $3,000 scholarship to Tennessee Tech. Two more senior exhibitors will be selected to win a $1,500 scholarship each. Team projects will be accepted this year, and an engineering category has been added. There will be cash prizes that accompany various awards. The fair, sponsored by TTU, will be held at the Roaden University Center. The fair is open to all fourth through 12th grade students attending public, private, parochial, or home schools in Putnam and 15 other counties in the area. If there is enough interest, the fair will hold a non-competitive category for third grade students referred to as "Early Eagles." Registration forms can be found at www.tntech.edu/stem.