(JACKSON, Miss.) – Young scientists will reveal their discoveries at the annual Mississippi Region II Science and Engineering Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25, at Jackson State University.
Held in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the university’s downtown campus, 1400 John R. Lynch St. in Jackson, the fair attracts close to 1,300 students from 250 public and private schools in Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Jefferson, Madison, Rankin and Warren counties.
The competition helps spark interest among young people in science and math, and serves as the preliminary to the Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair.
Student projects will include experiments in biochemistry, botany, chemistry, physics, microbiology, zoology, medicine and health, and earth, space and environmental science. More than 200 experts with advanced degrees in science, mathematics or engineering have volunteered to judge the entries.
The lower fair for grades 1-6 will be held March 24. The upper fair for grades 7-12 will be held March 25. Judging will take place daily starting at 9 a.m. Daily award ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.
First, second and third place winners from grades 7-12 will advance to the Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair slated for the week of March 28 at Mississippi State University.
For more information, visit http://www.jsums.edu/scifair or call 601-979-1603.