CSU to Host Regional Science and Engineering Fair

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Columbus State University will once again host the Columbus Regional Science and Engineering Fair for local middle school and high school students on Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 5-6.

This year, 126 middle school students and 42 high school students from Columbus-area schools will participate in the fair at CSU’s Elizabeth Bradley Turner Center for Continuing Education. The fair will be Tuesday, with judging from 6-8 p.m. The public is welcome to view projects from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday.

The fair allows students to display the results of research they have conducted by learning how to isolate problems and solve them within an organized, logical framework of study. Projects cover such disciplines as biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine and physics. Projects are judged by CSU representatives, as well as others from the region. Winners from the Columbus fair may go on to compete at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens on March 21-23.

For the first time, Columbus Phenix City Inventors Association members will serve as judges in a new, extra category for inventions, open to all projects. The CPCIA will choose up to three student projects with patent potential and offer scholarships to those students.

The fair is organized by CSU’s Math and Science Learning Center and the Muscogee County School District, with support from Bayer MaterialsScience and the inventors group. For more information, contact math professor Tim Howard, director of CSU’s Math and Science Learning Center at tim.howard@ColumbusState.edu or 706-507-8460.

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