61st Annual NEA Science Fair is Thursday

JONESBORO, Ark. – We love science and if you do too, you’ll love this.

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair is hosting its 61st annual event Thursday. The public may view the projects from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Reng Student Union at A-State.

WHAT:  Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair (61st annual)

WHO:  Senior high and junior high students from schools in 19 participating counties: Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Fulton, Greene, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph, Sharp, St. Francis and Stone.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 16

TIME:    8-11 a.m.:  Students set up their projects
11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.:  Judging (category winners, then overall), closed to public.

Senior division students, 9-12 graders, will be at their projects for judging
from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

5-8 p.m.:  Public viewing of projects, including category winners
7 p.m.:  Awards Ceremony (overall winners recognized), Student Union Auditorium

WHERE:  Reng Student Union, Centennial Hall (GPS 101 N. Caraway Road)

WHAT’S NEXT:  The top four winners in each Senior High (9-12) category automatically qualify to enter the State Science Fair in Conway, March 31 & April 1, 2017.

The top three overall Senior High division winners and their teachers will receive an expense-paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, May 14-19, 2017.

MORE ABOUT THE FAIR: The NEARSF is sponsored by Arkansas State University, the State of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, with private donations from businesses and individuals in the Northeast Arkansas community.  There are 17 competition categories plus a team category.

Press Release – ASU

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