CSU to Host Columbus Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Region’s best students showcase science and engineering projects at CSU for display, judging

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Columbus State University will once again host the Columbus Regional Science and Engineering Fair for about 100 local middle and high school students beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center. Judging will take place from 6-8 p.m., and projects will be available for public viewing on Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Columbus Regional Fair is an opportunity for students to display the results of research projects that they have conducted during the previous semester. Through these projects, students learn how to isolate and solve problems within the framework of organized, logical thought and study.

“The fair is about encouraging students' scientific curiosity, giving them an opportunity to pose questions that can be rigorously and ethically tested,” said Tim Howard, director of CSU’s Math and Science Learning Center. “It's about doing science, as opposed to just talking about science.”

Fair projects cover a range of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, and physics. Members of the CSU community and other interested individuals from the region will judge the projects. Some of the winners of the Columbus Regional Fair will be selected to compete at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens on March 26-28.

The Columbus Regional Fair is sponsored by Flint Energies and the Office of the CSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and organized by CSU’s Math and Science Learning Center and the Muscogee County School District. For more information about the fair, contact Tim Howard at 706-507-8460 or howard_tim@columbusstate.edu.