Young Innovators to Compete at Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair on UNCW Campus Feb. 13

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Students and teachers from regional K-12 schools as well as UNCW faculty, students, staff and community volunteers will participate in the annual Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the university’s Education Building on Feb. 13.

Public viewing of the exhibits is open 12:45-1:45 p.m. The Watson College of Education’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CESTEM) is sponsoring and hosting the fair with support from the Office of the Chancellor.

This year, about 200 students from regional K-12 schools are expected to present 160 projects during the fair. Regional winners will go on to compete at the North Carolina State Science and Engineering Fair in April. Event judges include UNCW faculty and students as well as members of the community.

CESTEM has hosted the regional fair since 1988. We bring the most talented STEM students from the surrounding area to campus to display and discuss their research,” said Christopher Gordon, CESTEM assistant director.

CESTEM programming strengthens the university’s regional engagement and outreach activities through partnerships with area school systems, nonprofit organizations and other UNCW departments. In addition to sponsoring the Southeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair, CESTEM offers professional development activities for K-12 teachers and hosts several community events, including the upcoming Wilmington Regional Science Olympiad on March 5.

For more information, visit CESTEM’s website.

--Laura Rojas