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Georgia Science and Engineering Fair

UGA sponsors Georgia Science and Engineering Fair April 1-4 at the Classic Center

Athens, Ga. – Students from across the state will compete for thousands of dollars in awards and prizes during the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair April 1-4 at the Classic Center.

Sponsored by the University of Georgia Office of Academic Special Programs, the GSEF provides junior high and high school students an opportunity to learn how to isolate and solve problems all within the framework of organized, logical thought and study in biological and physical sciences. The GSEF also gives the students the initial opportunity to exhibit research projects.

“Project ideas come from the students’ hobbies, interests or problems they see needing solutions,” said David Dalton, director of the Office of Academic Special Programs. “At the fair, their work is judged by professional scientists who look not only for an attractive and functional presentation, but more importantly for the contribution the work has made to new information and for the basic understanding the students have of their research.”

Awards are given by to middle and high school students by government, professional and educational organizations, colleges, universities and individual sponsors. The awards include certificates and scholarships. Monetary awards are given to selected exhibitors and teachers. They also receive expense paid trips to the 61st International Science and Engineering Fair held this year in Reno, Nevada.

The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair is made possible by the support of the University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, Merial Inc. and other local corporations and businesses.

For more information call 706/542-7623 or see for details.

The University of Georgia Office of Academic Special Programs equips Georgia’s pre-college students to succeed and to flourish in an increasingly complex and highly technical world by becoming problem solvers, critical thinkers, inquirers, reflective learners, and more productive and influential members of their communities.