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Savannah-Ogeechee Science and Engineering Fair February 12-14

SAVANNAH, GA—Armstrong Atlantic State University's Department of Chemistry will host the Savannah-Ogeechee District Science and Engineering Fair from February 12-14. The fair will be held in the AASU Sports Center.

This year, 235 students from thirty-five middle and high schools in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, Bryan, Long, and Bulloch counties will participate in the fair. The students with the most outstanding projects at their school science fair are selected to represent the school in the competition. There will be several project categories, such as botany, computer science, and engineering.

The fair is a learning experience that "helps young people learn how to isolate important problems and how to attack and hopefully solve problems within the framework of organized, logical thought and study," said Heather Merbs, science fair coordinator and environmental education teacher at Oatland Island Education Center.

The fair provides a forum for teachers, academic and industrial scientists and engineers, and other community members "to come together and encourage students to explore and investigate their world through hands-on research," said Merbs.

Students with the best projects will be awarded ribbons for excellence. Forty students will go on to represent our region at the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens. Two students will be selected to attend the fifty-third International Science and Engineering Fair that will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, this year.

February 5, 2002


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