2020 Gwinnett County Regional Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair this weekend

Inspiring the next generation of science and engineering leaders from the classroom to career, Gwinnett County Public Schools hosts its 2020 Gwinnett County Regional Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair Friday. COURTESY OF GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Inspiring the next generation of science and engineering leaders from the classroom to career, Gwinnett County Public Schools hosts its 2020 Gwinnett County Regional Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair Friday. COURTESY OF GWINNETT COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Infinity Energy Center will host the 2020 Gwinnett County Regional Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21. In its 42nd year, the fair will feature Gwinnett County Public Schools students from 81 elementary, middle, and high schools from all over the county, two GCPS special entities, and six other non-district schools that operate in Gwinnett County.

In addition to project presentation and judging, this year’s event will include speakers from various STEM fields.

Visitors are welcome to attend the public open house, which begins at 5:30 p.m. It will include a K-12 robotics showcase and a K-5 project exhibition as well as a high school “Shark Tank”-style innovation competition.

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The awards ceremony will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. and honor this year’s top projects with awards and scholarships.

This year, nearly 500 projects, which placed first at the local school level, will represent the best of student research in Gwinnett County. These projects, spotlighting the creativity and innovation of more than 750 students, will be judged by Georgia professionals and scientists who will assess them on scientific quality, accuracy, creativity, and experimental or engineering design.

The high school and middle school students who earn first place at the regional fair level competition will move to the next round— the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair— in Athens March 26–28.

The top projects then qualify for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 10–15, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Information: www.gwinnettsciencefair.co

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