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( March 18, 1999)
SDSM& T TO HOST 44TH HIGH PLAINS REGIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR MARCH 19TH / 375 MIDDLE AND SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS TO COMPETE
Nearly 400 middle and high school students from 32 area schools will compete in the 44th Annual High Plains Regional Science and Engineering Fair being hosted by the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) on Friday, March 19. The fair will be held from 8: 00 a. m. to 5: 00 p. m. in the Surbeck Student Center Ballroom and the Old Gym on the SDSM& T campus, with the exhibits open to the public from 3: 00 - 5: 00 p. m. An awards ceremony will be held at 3: 30 in the New Gym.
Schools participating in the event include Belle Fourche, Cheyenne River, Douglas, Edgemont, Hermosa, Hot Springs, Little Wound, Newell, Ottumwa- Midland, Philip, Pine Ridge, Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis, Todd County, and White River. The 6th, 7th and 8th graders will compete in the biological, physical, and team categories. The senior division competition is divided into the following categories: medicine and health; biology; chemistry/ physics/ mathematics; engineering/ earth and space sciences; and behavioral and social sciences.
The top two winners will advance to the 50th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair to be held May 2- 8, 1999, in Philadelphia, PA. ++ 30++
( Media Advisory: The judging period from 9: 30- 12: 00 noon and the public viewing period from 3: 00- 5: 00 pm provide good visual opportunities of the students with their projects. )
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