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Wyoming State Science Fair March 4-6 at UW

February 26, 2018

The annual Wyoming State Science Fair once again is coming to the University of Wyoming campus March 4-6.

Qualified Wyoming students from 42 schools will showcase their original science research, and compete for award monies and chances to advance to further competitions at the national and international levels. Student research may cover areas as diverse as robotics, environmental management, behavioral and social science, computational biology and chemistry.

The public is invited to view the student research displays in the Wyoming Union Ballroom and Family Room during public viewing times Monday, March 5, from 5:30-8 p.m. and Tuesday, March 6, from 7-10:30 a.m. The public also is welcome to attend the awards ceremony at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

“Not only will the students receive awards but, this year, teachers will receive awards and recognition for their work as mentors,” says Erin Stoesz, Wyoming State Science Fair coordinator. “Teacher support is often the key to student participation and success. Our students with good ideas rely on the help of mentors to make their scientific ideas and investigations a reality.”

Students competing this year also will participate in enrichment activities and laboratory tours on the UW campus, planetarium shows and an evening learning about the WyoBio Citizen Science Project. All competitors will receive T-shirts and an opportunity to meet fellow competitors, Stoesz says.

Alumni of the Wyoming State Science Fair, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair or the Science Talent Search are invited to attend a celebratory reception Tuesday, March 6, from 7:15-8 a.m. in Room 203 of the Wyoming Union.

“While networking, alumni will be creating a banner of advice and encouragement for this year’s current competitors,” Stoesz says.

She adds that alumni who are unable to attend are encouraged to send their “words of wisdom” to wyostatefair@gmail.com so they also can be included on the banner.

“In addition to our many award donors, judges from UW and other Wyoming communities will be in attendance,” Stoesz says.

Students represented will be from: Arapahoe Middle School; Cheyenne East High School; C.H.I.L.D. Home Schools; Chugwater Middle School; Cody Middle School; Davis Elementary/Cheyenne; Encampment; Homeschool Classical Conversations/Lander campus; Gilchrest Elementary/Cheyenne; Glendo High School; Glendo Middle School; Greybull High School; Greybull Middle School; Hanna-Elk Mountain Junior and Senior High School; Henderson Elementary/Cheyenne; Holy Name Catholic School/Sheridan; Lander Middle School; Lander Valley High School; Laramie High School; Lingle-Fort Laramie High School; and Lingle-Fort Laramie Middle School.

Also, Little Snake River Valley High School/Baggs; Lusk Middle School; McCormick Junior High School/Cheyenne; Meeteetse schools; Natrona County High School/Casper; Newcastle High School; Pinedale High School; Pinedale Middle School; Pioneer Park Elementary School/Cheyenne; Poder Academy Secondary School/Cheyenne; Powell Middle School; Prairie Wind Elementary School/Cheyenne; St. Mary’s Catholic School/Cheyenne; Saratoga Middle-High School; Sheridan Junior High School; Snowy Range Academy/Laramie; Southeast High School/Yoder; Torrington Middle School; Wheatland Middle School; and Wyoming Connections Academy/Cody.

For more information, contact Stoesz at (307) 766-9863 or wyostatefair@gmail.com.


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