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Ivy Tech hosts regional Science and Engineering Fair this Saturday

March 4, 2011

Bloomington, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will host the South Central Regional Science and Engineering Fair this Saturday, March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main campus student commons.

Junior high and high school students from a 10-county area are eligible to compete for awards in the South Central Regional Science and Engineering Fair. There are 15 students signed up for the Senior division competition and 27 students in the Junior division.

Participating schools include Bloomington High School North, Central Middle School (Columbus, Ind), Mooresville High School, Saint Vincent de Paul School (Beford, Ind.), Park Tudor High School, Greensburg Community High School, Greensburg Community Middle School and Paoli High School.

Judges will be full-time and part-time faculty from Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus (from the departments of Biotechnology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Mathematics, and Regulatory Affairs), first and second year Ivy Tech Biotechnology degree students, Ivy Tech Science Lab staff, and representatives from the local life sciences industry, Cook Pharmica.

The top ten junior high students and the top ten high school students can advance to the Hoosier State Science Fair, where they can compete for a chance to advance – with all expenses paid – to the International Science and Engineering competition to be held in Los Angeles, Ca. this year.

The Hoosier State Science and Engineering Fair will hold its competition at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus on April 2, 2011. Each of the 12 regions from throughout the state will hold their regional fairs in the spring and send their top ten junior and top ten high school students to the state competition at Ivy Tech. The top 24 seniors will advance to the International competition in L.A.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.