EKU to Host Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair, STEM-H Day

photo from 2014 science fair

Eastern Kentucky University will host the 13th annual Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair for middle school and high school students on Saturday, March 28.

The fair, sponsored by Lexmark and open to the public, is expected to feature the work of more than 200 students who have advanced through local and regional competitions to compete for trophies, ribbons, University and private scholarships and special awards from corporations and organizations in 20 categories.

This year’s fair also serves as STEM-H Day, with numerous exhibits in the Fred Darling Gymnasium (auxiliary gym) in Alumni Coliseum providing hands-on experiences and a wide array of information in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health. Exhibitors include Alltech, Bluegrass Greensource, Bluegrass Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Coal Country Bee Works, Lexmark, EKU Honors Program, Kentucky Science Center, KET, Kentucky Paleontological Society, Kentucky Physiological Society, Newton’s Attic, Racing to the Future, and University of Kentucky Computer Science Department. The STEM-H exhibits will be available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

“EKU is proud to once again host such an important event for the science and technical education community in Kentucky,” said Dr. Jaleh Rezaie, interim director of the STEM-H Institute at EKU and event director. “The Fair expands educational opportunities for all middle and high school students, enhances the visibility and importance of science and engineering in Kentucky and supports, encourages and recognizes student excellence in science and engineering research.

“Also, in addition to the outstanding work on display from these young Kentuckians, the STEM-H component this year gives families and other guests another good reason to attend and browse all the interesting exhibits and displays.”

The public can view the students’ work from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Alumni Coliseum. An awards ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in Brock Auditorium across campus.

The “Best of Fair” winners at the high school level also become eligible to enter the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. Students supported by the Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair (KY-SEF) at Intel ISEF have been very successful, winning both category prizes and scholarships.

For more information on the Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair, including photographs of past participants, visit the fair’s website at kysciencefair.org, or contact Dr. Jaleh Rezaie at jaleh.rezaie@eku.edu or 859-622-3168.

For more information about STEM-H at EKU, visit stem-h.eku.edu.

Published on March 12, 2015

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