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APSU to host 61st annual Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair

3/4/2013

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Later this month, more than 100 middle and high school students throughout middle Tennessee will converge on the Austin Peay State University campus to participate in the 61st annual Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair (MTSEF).

The MTSEF, affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), starts March 21, and the public is invited to view all MTSEF projects between 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., March 22 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

The awards ceremony will be held at 6:30 pm., Monday, April 15 in the Morgan University Center Ballroom.

This marks the 10th year that APSU has hosted the event. The fair provides a forum for middle and high school students in the region to exhibit their scientific and engineering projects. The projects can be by individuals or by teams.

 Student projects are considered for more than 150 awards totaling nearly $6,000. The awards are given in various science, mathematics and engineering categories as well as special awards from local, national and international sponsors.

With expenses paid by APSU, the top two projects in grades 9-12, called the grand prize winners, will be sent to Phoenix, Ariz., later this spring to compete in the ISEF competition. More than 1,500 students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 65 countries, regions and territories compete at the ISEF for more than $3 million in prizes and scholarships.

For more information about the Middle Tennessee Science and Engineering Fair, go to www.apsu.edu/mtsef or telephone Dr. Steve Hamilton, director of the Center of Excellence for Field Biology (CEFB), professor of biology and director of MTSEF, at (931) 221-7783.