Hundreds of young scientists – all in middle and high school – will compete virtually during the upcoming Big Springs Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Fair.
Judging will take place Jan. 29–Feb. 4. The public can view finalists’ projects on the Big Springs STEM Fair website (www.marionschools.net/Page/62766) on Feb. 4 from 4-7 p.m. Awards will be posted the next day on the same website.
This annual fair attracts student scientists from Marion and Sumter counties to compete using scientific approaches potentially solving world problems. Winners from public, private, charter and home schools advance to this regional level to engage in scientific battles for cash awards ranging from $50-$500, medals and various locally donated prizes.
Thirty-two regional projects advance to the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair (ssefflorida.com/) being held virtually March 28-April 1, with virtual awards being presented April 6-7. The four highest-ranked Marion County high school finalists from the Big Springs STEM Fair proceed to the International Science and Engineering Fair (www.societyforscience.org/isef) taking place virtually May 10-14.
For more information, contact Dr. Tia Brown at (352) 867-2117 or [email protected].