School science fairs provide an opportunity for students to research a topic of interest on their own and the best of these projects move on to the next level of competition. This week, more than 300 students will present their research at the Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair to be held at North County High School in Glen Burnie.
Winners will be announced Thursday at an awards assembly to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
“These student researchers represent our best promise of an emerging workforce of degreed and highly skilled technical workers who begin developing their mathematics and science skills early in their educational career,” said Rochelle Slutskin, Coordinator of Science for AACPS, in a prepared statement.
According to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), awards and prizes may be presented to students from local organizations such as Anne Arundel Community College, ARINC, the Armed Forces, Johns Hopkins University, Lockheed Martin, Marine Science and Technology, Northrop Grumman, and Scope-Tech.
Grand prize winner(s) will compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., in May. At last year's regional competition, two area students received grand award honors—including North County student Jack Andraka, who went on to win $75,000 and the Gordon E. Moore Award, named in honor of Intel co-founder and retired chairman and CEO.
Andraka was one of the guests in the audience at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in February.
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