331 Student Projects Exploring Scientific Questions at Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, March 3, 2015 – The 59th Annual Southeast Missouri Regional Science Fair will take place on March 10 in the Show Me Center at Southeast Missouri State University.

The Science Fair will feature the work of 475 students from 32 area high schools and junior high schools. There will be 331 different displays – 285 in the Junior Division and 46 in the Senior Division. Participating students have explored scientific questions in the behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, earth and space science, engineering, environmental science, math and computer science, medicine and health, microbiology, physics and zoology.

Once students set up their displays, judging will begin at 1 p.m.

Exhibits in the Science Fair will be open for public viewing from 3:30 to 9 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Chris McGowan, dean of the College of Science, Technology and Agriculture at Southeast,  serves as the fair’s director.

“The Science Fair allows students in grades 7-12 the opportunity to conduct an independent research project. On the day of the fair, the students present their projects to be judged,” McGowan said.

Participating schools in the Junior Division will be: Advance R – IV, Delta R-V Junior High, Immaculate Conception-Jackson, Jackson Junior High, Leopold R-3, Malden R-1, Neelyville R-IV, Nell Holcomb R-IV-Cape Girardeau, North Pemiscot, Oak Ridge R-VI Junior High, Richland R-1 Junior High, Scott City Middle School, South Pemiscot Junior High, St. Ambrose School-Chaffee, St. Denis-Benton, St. Joseph School-Scott City, St. Vincent de Paul-Cape Girardeau, St. Vincent-Perryville, Ste. Genevieve Middle  School, T.S. Hill Middle School- Dexter, Trinity Lutheran- Cape Girardeau, Twin Rivers-Fisk and Twin Rivers-Qulin.

Participating schools in the Senior Division will be: Delta R-V High School, Dexter Senior High School, Jackson Junior High, Malden High School, Oak Ridge High School, Richland High School, Risco R-II High School, Saxony Lutheran High School and South Pemiscot High School.

Sponsors for this event include the College of Science, Technology and Agriculture; the Southeast Missourian; and Drury Southwest.