Calvert Co. Science Fair Expands Scope

CALIFORNIA, Md. (November 12, 2011)—Calvert County Public Schools is expanding its traditional Science Fair to include an exposition of student projects in the areas of science and engineering.

Yovonda Kolo, Supervisor of Science and STEM, is excited about the change. “The Science and Engineering EXPO is one forum to display scientific and engineering practices that students have applied in classes and clubs,” she said. “We are looking forward to an exciting time.”

The Science and Engineering EXPO will still include traditional individual and group science fair entries, which will be judged according to the Intel International Science and Engineering Guidelines. All students in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to participate in this section of the expo. As in previous years, the top ten percent of winners from the science fair will have the opportunity to compete at the Prince George’s County Area Fair. The top winners there are eligible to move on to the Intel Fair.

New this year is the exposition, which will not be judged. Targeted groups of students from MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement), Robotics, Project Lead the Way, and technology and science classes will be invited to participate in the exposition with their sponsor. The exposition will showcase 21st century skills and practices that promote innovation and creativity.

The Science and Engineering EXPO will be held at Calvert Middle School on February 25, 2012.

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