Title

Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair awards

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

3-23-2016

Campus Unit

School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Abstract

GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Award winners have been announced for the 58th annual Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair that was held on March 15 at the University of North Dakota. The fair had 70 fifth- through twelfth-grade students—even a second-grade student—presenting their research projects in biology, chemistry, engineering, behavioral sciences, and mathematics, among others. Regional schools participating were Cavalier, Lakota, St. Thomas, and Valley-Edinburg. Grand Forks students are from Central High School and Schroeder Middle School.

The students were divided into elementary, junior, and senior high divisions. There were special category awards and division awards. These division awards determine who will progress to the North Dakota Science and Engineering Fair (April 1 at UND) and ultimately to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona.

To increase student participation, fees for the regional fair were paid by the North Dakota IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) , which is administered by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The immediate goal is to stimulate the development of science, technology, engineering, and math education by supporting the ability of all fifth- through twelfth-grade students who wish to participate and compete in their regional fairs and the ND State Science and Engineering Fair. This will ultimately increase the number of North Dakota students entering the technical, educational, and health professional workforce pipeline in the state.

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