Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Schools to take part in SWU Regional Science Fair
More than a hundred students from Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties will be on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University in Central March 16, to take part in the 2012 Regional Science Fair.
The Regional Science Fair at Southern Wesleyan is in its fifth year. According to Staci Johnson, adjunct professor of biology and organizer of the fair, there has been a 100 percent increase in the number of participants over last year, but she adds that registration is still open for students enrolled in public, private and home schools. A registration form, which is available at www.swu.edu/academics/science/Science_Fair, should be completed for entry by March 2.
All pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt, certificate and coupons from various local businesses. The first, second and third-prize winner in each division will receive a cash award and a plaque.
The science fairs offer students in grades 3-12 the opportunity to explore scientific inquiry and to display their research as a presentation in a public, competitive forum, according to Staci Johnson, a biology professor at SWU and fair organizer.
For details on registration, or to become a volunteer, contact Staci Johnson at (864) 644-5218, or email .
The Regional Science Fair at SWU is made possible, in part, by Duke Energy, which provides financial support and volunteers for the event.