Students from across Western North Carolina will participate in the 2012 Western Regional Science Fair at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Regional Activity Center on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and Wednesday, Feb. 8.
More than 600 students attend the fair each year, with about 200 students from 16 counties competing at the annual two-day event. Students who have competed in and sufficiently placed at their local elementary, middle and high school fairs are eligible to enter at no cost.
First- and second-place finishers in the junior and senior divisions, as well as the first- and second-place finishers and honorable mentions in the elementary division, will have the chance to compete in the 25th annual North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair in Raleigh in March.
The science projects and science-related exhibits will be open to the public for viewing from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. both days free of charge.