State science fair is Saturday

Mar 28, 2007

Kettering will host some of the state's top high school students during the 2007 Michigan Science and Engineering Fair Saturday, March 31.

Tomorrow's technology and science leaders will convene Saturday, March 31, when Kettering University hosts 2007 Michigan Science and Engineering Fair in Flint. The state's top high school students in technology, science and engineering will join senior division winners from regional science fairs around the state to compete for top prizes and scholarships.

Science fairs provide opportunities for students to gain recognition for their curiosity and achievements in developing projects in various topics of science and engineering. Students get to meet judges who are professionals in fields related to their projects.

The day's events include:
Registration & set-up: 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Display & Safety: 8:30 - 9 a.m.
Student/Judge orientation: 9 - 9:15 a.m.
Judging #1/Student activity #1: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Judging #2 with students: 10:15 - noon
Lunch: 12 - 1 p.m.
Judging #3 with students: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Judging #4/student activity #2: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: 4 - 5 p.m.

Kettering, which is nationally ranked for its engineering programs, will award four $20,000 scholarships to participants at the state science fair. Two Michigan state fair winners will receive fully sponsored trips to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Albuquerque in May.

For more information, contact Jill Davie in Kettering's Office of Admissions, 800-955-4464, ext. 9572, or 810-762-9572.