SAVANNAH (26-Jan-11) - Hundreds of students are preparing their final submissions for the 2011 Georgia Tech Savannah Regional Science and Engineering Fair to be held on Feb. 21-23 in Historic Downtown Savannah. The Science Fair is open to students from over 100 middle and high schools in the 13-county region of southeast Georgia (Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Chatham, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Liberty, Long, Screven, Tattnall and Toombs). Students must register by Feb. 1, to participate in the events.
Each year, over 150 of the top science fair projects from the region are reviewed and judged by 100 local business professionals, engineers and faculty from area colleges and universities. Awards are presented to the top category winners and overall top projects in a number of categories including but not limited to animal sciences, biochemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental, and physics. In addition to awards given by the Science Fair, local and international organizations donate Special Awards to students who excel in specific areas of research.
The Georgia Tech Savannah Regional Science and Engineering Fair is one of 21 regional fairs taking place throughout the State of Georgia. The top 15% of winners move on to the Georgia Science Engineering Fair (GSEF) and possibly on to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). ISEF is the world's largest international pre-college science competition and annually provides a forum for more than 1,500 high school students from over 50 countries to showcase their independent research.
The Science Fair gives students a venue to develop important critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, teamwork and personal management skills, which are essential in order to thrive in today's technological society.
"The fair is much more than a competition – it is a celebration of the imagination and hard work of those who will be tomorrow's technical professionals, says Director of the Fair and Georgia Tech Savannah Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dr. David Scott. "Encouraging student enthusiasm for scientific discovery and achievement is one of the most important things we can do for our young people."
Students can register and learn more about this exciting event at www.gtsavrsef.org