Fair to be hosted by LMC

If science and how things work fascinate you, then you may be interested in attending the 10th annual Contra Costa County Science and Engineering Fair. The event will be held at the Los Medanos College gymnasium March 26-28.

About 300 students in grades seven through 12 will participate in the fair with projects covering six subjects — behavioral, biological, engineering, environmental, physical and math and computer science. According to Sia Sauer, co-director of students and school engagement for Contra Costa Economic Partnership who sponsors the event, there will be around 260 projects.

“It is an invaluable asset and a great way in recruiting and bringing the local community together,” said Astronomy teacher Scott Cabral.

Local middle and high school student winners compete in state, national and international levels. Students have to go through screening process to make sure their projects follow government safety regulations.

March 26 starting at 2 pm. Students will set up their projects in the gym, then on Friday the judges will evaluate the projects from 6 p.m. to 8:30 pm without the students present. From noon to 2 p.m. the judges will interview student participants and then the final judgments start at 3 p.m.

The award ceremony will be held March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. First to Fourth place winners will be awarded ribbons and will have a chance to win scholarships.

The event is “a fun learning experience for all students,” according to Cabral.

The science fair is not only for local middle and high school students, LMC students and staff can easily get involved in helping the science fair be successful this year. If you are interested in being involved as a volunteer or judge you can contact Scott Cabral at [email protected] and or visit the website http://www.cccsef.org for more information on CCSEF.