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Young scientists to compete in NEA Regional Science Fair
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
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
For additional information, contact
Dr. Tillman Kennon, director of the NEARSF, at(870) 972-3256, or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.