March 20, 2006
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Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair celebrates its 10th year

The Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will mark its 10-year anniversary March 28 to April 1 at a new location – the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore.

Each year the fair motivates students to apply creativity and critical thought to the solution of science, engineering and math problems; encourages the exchange of knowledge and ideas; and recognizes student achievement.

Eligible participants include 7th through 12th grade students attending public, private or parochial schools in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and Sunol.

Science projects are judged on a wide range of criteria that represents standards of research held by the scientific community. Local scientists and engineers, as well as science teachers, serve as fair judges. Research categories cover a wide spectrum of science and include behavioral and bioscience, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics and zoology. Team projects in any discipline also are accepted.

Judging will take place on Wednesday morning, March 29, with an awards ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m. that evening. The public may view the exhibition of student projects at the Robert Livermore Community Center on Thursday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to noon. There is no charge for admission.

The fair is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college celebration of science. Held annually in May, the Intel ISEF brings together more than 1,400 students from more than 40 nations to compete for scholarships, tuition grants, internships, scientific field trips, and the grand prize: a $50,000 college scholarship.

Senior Division (9-12th grade) Sweepstakes winners of the Tri-Valley fair will go on to participate in the Intel ISEF held in Indianapolis in May. The Junior Division winners are eligible to compete at the California State Science Fair.

Click here for more information about this year’s Tri-Valley Science and Engineering Fair.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and to apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

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