Georgia College hosts regional science and engineering fair

Students across Middle Georgia will meet at Georgia College & State University today and Saturday to compete in the 32nd annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

The event will include student projects from Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Jones, Putnam, Washington, Wilkinson, and Monroe counties.

“This year we have seen a 33 percent increase in the number of projects submitted from last year. We are planning on having close to 175 science and engineering projects presented by as many as 300 students,” said Rosalie Richards, director of the Science Education Center.

The fair will take place at the Centennial Center and judging of projects will begin at 9:30 a.m. today. Awards will be presented to the elementary school winners at 3 p.m. today. Middle and high school winners will be awarded at 11 a.m. Saturday. Both ceremonies will be held at the Peabody Auditorium.

First- and second-place winners in the sixth through 12th grades will be eligible to compete in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens. The Best-of-Show project winner and other top projects will receive a paid trip to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno, Nev., in May.