New Mexico Tech Hosts N.M. Science Fair Saturday

Young Scientists Compete For Statewide Honors

SOCORRO, N.M.  – More than 300 middle school and high school scholars from across New Mexico will exhibit research projects Saturday, April 1, at the 65th Annual New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair on the New Mexico Tech campus.

The student exhibitors will compete for awards, scholarships, and entry into the International Science Fair in May. Students qualify for the state competition by placing in one of six regional events.

The event recognizes the many hours of hard work and research that students put into their projects. Honors are awarded in 14 categories of life science and physical science. The categories include a wide range of sciences – from chemistry and genetics to animal sciences and behavioral science. In each category, at least four projects will win awards.

From the category winners, six students – three in life science and three in physical science – will win all-expenses paid trips to the international event May 14-19, in Los Angeles. Regional science fair winners are also eligible to compete into the International Fair. Typically, nearly two dozen New Mexico students participate in the global event.

Exhibits at the state science fair will be judged Saturday, April 1, during the morning and early afternoon, with display areas opening for public viewing later that afternoon, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the New Mexico Tech Gymnasium.

Awards will be announced in Macey Center. Junior division awards will be announced at 6 p.m. Senior division awards will be announced at 7:30 p.m. 

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