Kettering to host state science fair

By Website Administrator | Mar 10, 2005

Michigan's youngest scientists will be part of the 2005 Michigan Science and Engineering Fair April 9 in Kettering's Campus Center.

Kettering has been selected to host the 2005 Michigan Science and Engineering Fair, the premier statewide science fair for about 100 of Michigan's top young science scholars. The statewide science competition will be Saturday, April 9, in Flint and is open to 9-12 graders in Michigan who have first entered their science projects in local and regional science contests or are from a community that does not have a regional science fair.

"We're delighted to host the state's best young talent in the sciences," said Kettering University President James E.A. John. "This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce Michigan's top science students to our campus and our community."

Kettering will host the 11th annual event and offer $80,000 in scholarships (four $5,000 scholarships per year for four years) to students who later enroll at Kettering University. Roger Smith and Tom Cerny from Kettering's Enrollment Management Division are co-facilitators on campus of the 2005 fair. More information is available by contacting Roger Smith at: rsmith1@kettering.edu.

The top two winners of the 2005 Michigan Science and Engineering Fair will be awarded an all-expense paid trip to the International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., May 8-13.

Prior to the state contests, Kettering will once again host the 49th annual Flint Area Science Fair March 18-22 in the Campus Center. Students in grades 4-12 are encouraged to participate from Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties. In all, the 49th annual Flint Area Science Fair will be awarding more than 100 special, professional or monetary awards to all finalists and provide scholarship opportunities. Additionally, one scholarship is available for Kettering's LITE program (Lives Improve Through Engineering), a residential summer program for young women completing their junior year of high school and Kamp Kettering, a program for girls. Click on this link for more information.

Michigan's well-established science fair program offers regional fairs around the state, including the Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit, and science fairs in Ann Arbor, Berrien County, Flint, Saginaw and Port Huron. More information is available by clicking on the following links:

Michigan Science and Engineering Fair (April 9, 2005, Kettering University-Flint
)
(Open to all students within the State of Michigan)

Flint Area Science Fair (March 18-20, 2005, Kettering University)
Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties in Michigan)

Mecosta-Osceola Science and Engineering Fair
(Big Rapids - Osceola County)

Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit (March 8-11, 2005, Cobo Center)
(Wayne, Oakland, Macomb counties in Michigan)

Southeast Michigan Science Fair (Ann Arbor)
(Washtenaw, Monroe, Lenawee, Hillsdale and Livingston Counties)

Saginaw County Science and Engineering Fair
Saginaw County

Intel ISEF for 2005 (May 8-13, 2005, Phoenix, Ariz.)

Written by Pat Mroczek
(810) 762-9533
pmroczek@kettering.edu