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February 2013, Volume 3, Issue 2 – Regional Science Fair

Lamar Community College Hosts Opportunities for Area Youth

Regional Science Fair

David Northrup, Physical Science Faculty Member

MH900426563At 8a on Wednesday, February 27, Lamar Community College will be abuzz with excitement as young science enthusiasts converge at the Wellness Center to compete in the 2013 LCC Regional Science Fair.  This is an annual event that the college has sponsored for many years, even decades, to help promote interest in the sciences.  Students from grades 6 through 12 are eligible to participate.  The Science Fair draws over 200 participants annually from local and area schools ranging from Walsh to Plainview.

The LCC Regional Science Fear is but one step in a year-long process that begins in the home of the student and may culminate at the Colorado State Science Fair. Each student first participates in a fair sponsored by their local school before entering the Regional Science Fair.

Categories for science projects include Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Health and Behavioral Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Animal Science, Earth and Space Science, and Environmental Science. Students may compete as individuals or in teams.

Lamar Community College provides judges from among LCC faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.  Judging of projects focuses on Scientific Thought, Originality, Thoroughness, and Presentation, culminating in an oral interview with each student.  Judging takes place in the morning, and the fair is open to the public at 2:00 pm. Presentation of Awards follows at 3:00 pm.

Grand Champion and Reserve Champion are awarded in each of the divisions of Elementary, Junior High and High School, and the winners are eligible to enter the State Fair in Fort Collins in early April.  The State Science Fair has been held annually since 1955.

The Mission Statement of the Colorado State Science Fair is to honor excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; provide opportunities for students from all regions of the state to create and present their research; and promote professional skills, high ethical standards, diversity, and continuing intellectual development.

Thanks to the incredible efforts of Directors, Terri Lira and  Robin Staker, plus  LCC Coordinator, David Northrup the Science Fair has proven a success throughout the years.  For further information, contact David Northrup at 719.336.1546 or david.northrup@lamarcc.edu.

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