More than 275 school children, grades six through 12, from 12 counties in central Georgia will converge at Georgia College from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020, to compete in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Centennial Center.
“Preparing and competing at a science fair of this magnitude is a great investment of time and energy that produces amazing rewards for our students,” said Dr. Catrena Lisse, director of Georgia College’s Science Education Center.
“It has the potential to open doors to career opportunities, improve communication skills and increase scientific knowledge. Every year, I am amazed at what the youth of our community can accomplish,” she said.
Students from Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson Counties will display their scientific knowledge with projects ranging in 22 categories from astronomy to translational medicine.
Dr. Peter Rosado-Flores, Judging Committee chair, is asking Georgia College faculty, staff and students to help make this event a success by serving as professional judges from 10 a.m. until noon. The fair is open to the public from 1 until 3 p.m., and campus is welcome to attend the Awards Ceremony at Russell Auditorium from 5 until 6 p.m.