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Young scientists to compete in NEA Regional Science Fair at ASU

March 9, 2009 -- The Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair (NEARSF) will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, at Centennial Hall in the Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. 

Exhibit setup for the science fair projects is
Friday, March 13, between 8:45-11 a.m. The check-in table for student projects will be outside Centennial Hall. Exhibiting information regarding various academic programs at Arkansas State will be available in Centennial Hall. ASU representatives from various departments and programs will be available Friday morning and/or afternoon for students, parents, and others to gather information about the university.

Science fair exhibits will be closed to the public Friday afternoon from noon-5:30 p.m. for judging. Fair exhibits will be open to the public and to students from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday. An awards ceremony will take place in the auditorium of the Student Union on Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m.

Individual students and teams (Grades 7-12) will receive recognition for outstanding science fair projects in various categories of science, math and engineering.  The two top winners overall and their sponsoring teachers will be eligible to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2009 in Reno, Nev., May 10-15.

Travel, housing, and registration expenses for the two students and their sponsoring teachers attending the Intel ISEF will be paid by the NEARSF which is supported by Arkansas State University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics along with private monetary donations provided by businesses, charitable organizations and members of the northeast Arkansas community.

For additional information, contact Dr. Tillman Kennon, director of the NEARSF, at(870) 972-3256, or by e-mail at



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