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Students to display STEM expertise at science fair on Feb. 3

CLERMONT – The public is invited to attend the Lake County Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Wesley Center, 715 W Juniata Street, Clermont.

Students’ work will be on display in the multipurpose room during the open house from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. for elementary schools and 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. for middle and high.
 
The Awards Ceremony for elementary will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary and the middle and high school Awards Ceremony will be from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary.  During the Awards Ceremony, students will be awarded first-, second-, and third-place trophies and honorable mention ribbons. Additionally, special awards will include cash donations, gift certificates, and numerous other prizes.
 
The selection of place winners is based on the quality of scientific study and the use of correct experimental protocol in following the scientific method to solve a problem. The top individual winners and top junior and senior team winners could advance to the State Science and Engineering Fair in Lakeland, FL from March 28 to March 30.
 
The annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by Lake County Schools Curriculum and Instruction Department, provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through the use of 21st century skills. Science projects allow students to enhance their knowledge of the Florida Science Standards, practice interview skills, and build confidence for post-secondary endeavors.
 
Student projects included in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair represent the highest quality scientific projects from Lake County Schools. These projects were selected at each school site’s science fair. Students who were selected will be interviewed and judged the morning of Feb. 3 by individuals who are experts in their specialized scientific field.
 
Lake County Schools thanks all of the businesses, service organizations and patrons who donated prizes for this year’s fair.  The partnering between the community and the district makes this event possible.