Colorado State Hosts 45th Annual State Science and Engineering Fair

Some 200 exhibits by budding scientists, engineers and mathematicians will be on display at Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus April 13-15 when the university hosts the 45th annual Colorado Science and Engineering Fair.

The work of top junior and senior high school students who participated in 12 regional science fairs will be displayed. The fair, free and open to the public, runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 14 and 9-11 a.m. April 15. During the Saturday morning (April 15) session, students will discuss their work, and award winners, chosen April 14, will be recognized.

Students-individually and in teams-compete in categories of botany, earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, health and behavioral sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, physical science and zoology. Exhibitors compete in the junior, grades 6-9, and senior, 9-12, divisions.

Cash awards will be given, and more than 40 professional associations, corporations, government agencies and universities sponsor special prizes for exhibitors demonstrating talent in the field represented by the awarding organization.

In addition, the students taking first and second place in the senior division will receive expense-paid trips to represent Colorado next month at the 51st International Science and Engineering Fair in Detroit.