This news release is from the Education Foundation of Sarasota County:
SARASOTA COUNTY – Jan. 22, 2015 –
Sarasota County’s most promising young scientists from grades 3-12 will defend
their hypotheses, research and results as their exhibits are judged this week
during the annual Regional Science, Engineering and Technology Fair. More than
160 volunteer judges will review elementary school projects from 8:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27. Middle and high school judging will
take place 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 29. All judging will be
held at Robarts Arena in Sarasota.
All schools in Sarasota County, public
and private, as well as home-schooled students, are invited to participate in
the regional science fair.
Sarasota County has produced a
regional science fair for more than twenty years. The fair is affiliated
with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Students who are
judged to have the top two high school projects will have the opportunity to
compete in the annual Intel ISEF in Pittsburgh, PA this May.
The Regional Science Fair encompasses
fourteen categories, including biological, environmental, physical and
earth/space sciences, math, engineering, computer sciences, and behavior and
social sciences. Projects promote the development of inquiry process skills
that are essential for learning.
The fair is a community-wide
effort. Participating organizations include the Sarasota Agricultural
Fair Committee, which allows the Science Fair organizers to use Robarts Arena
at no charge for four days for the judging of the exhibits. The committee also
donates lunch for students, chaperones and judges; donates award ribbons; and
provides space to display the award-winning exhibits at the Sarasota County
Fair each year in March.
The Education Foundation of Sarasota
County underwrites the expenses for the regional fair, the affiliation with the
Intel ISEF, travel for winning students to attend the international fair, and
numerous cash awards made possible by community sponsors. Leading
sponsors this year include the Dart Foundation, the Faulhaber Foundation and
PGT Industries. Anyone interested in becoming a judge can register online at www.edfoundation.net through Friday
1/23, or on site Tuesday and Thursday at 8 am.
the Education Foundation of Sarasota County.
Education Foundation of Sarasota County, founded in 1988 as an independent
501(c)(3) organization, serves more than 41,200 students in 58 elementary,
middle and high schools.
Education Foundation is the leading advocate for an exceptional public
education for all students in Sarasota County. With strong support from our
donors and community, we undertake significant, high impact projects and
initiatives that go beyond what tax dollars can provide. We have the knowledge,
expertise and capability to develop, implement and administer sustainable
foundation encourages donors with a passion for education to express their
imagination in finding solutions, to make an investment in providing new
opportunities for student learning, and to share the inspiration their
generosity sparks in young people whose lives are forever changed. For
more information, visit www.edfoundation.net
or call 941.927.0965.