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Bellevue College to host regional science fair March 9

More than 150 of King and Snohomish counties’ brightest and most inventive high school students will compete March 9 in Bellevue College’s 4th annual Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF).

The participants have spent months conducting independent research, either individually or in teams, in one of 17 science, math and engineering categories. Projects will be evaluated for creativity, depth of content, thoroughness, clarity and other criteria by local science and engineering professionals.

The registration deadline for participants is Feb. 27.

The public is invited to view the projects and submit their votes for the “People’s Choice Award” from 1 to 3 p.m. on March 9 in Bellevue College’s gymnasium. Additionally, those who attend can see several science and engineering demonstrations on topics such as computer science, chemistry, physics, entomology, and more.

The grand prize winners, as well as winners in additional categories, will be announced at the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Students involved in the top two projects will win all-expense-paid trips to represent the central Puget Sound region at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz., May 13-17, which draws over 1,500 high school students from 40 countries.

Last year’s first runners-up, Caroline Shouraboura and Shanthi Shanmugam from Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, went on to win a fourth place Grand Award in the Mathematics category and several special awards at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for their project, “Optimal Allocation of Global Constrained Resources Using the Hyperbolic Voronoi Diagram.”

Now in its third year, the fair strives to encourage local K-12 students in their studies of science, technology, engineering and math, and to explore career opportunities in technical fields.

For more information about the fair is available online or by contacting contact Kate Souza at kathryn.souza@bellevuecollege.edu or 425-564-3055.

Bellevue College’s main campus is located at 3000 Landerholm Circle SE.

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