Public Invited to View Projects in WV State Science & Engineering Fair

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Fairmont State University College of Science and Technology would like to welcome members of the community to join in a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on Saturday, April 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. 

On display will be projects competing in the 2016 Bombardier and Pratt and Whitney Engine Services West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair. Projects are from 14 high schools from nine different counties in the state of West Virginia. Projects will be open to the public for viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Engineering Technology Building on the FSU main campus in Fairmont. Projects are competing for the opportunity to attend the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. Sponsors include: Title Sponsors: Bombardier, Pratt and Whitney Engine Services; Premium Sponsors: FCX Systems, High Technology Foundation, North Central WV Airport, Robert C. Byrd Institute; Friends of the Fair: Dominion, Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh, Thrasher.

In addition, interactive stations will be provided by Fairmont Flyers; Global Science and Technology, Inc; NASA IV&V Facility Educator Resource Center; Pratt and Whitney Engine Services, Inc; Robert C. Byrd Institute; Solar Army: WV Brigade; WVU Department of Biology; and WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. The community is welcome to take part in the STEM stations from noon until 3 p.m. in Colebank Hall. STEM stations will have a variety to topics including DIY weather measurements, 3D printers in action, robotics activities and rocket launches.

For additional details, contact Marcie Raol, WV State Science and Engineering Fair Director, at (304) 367-4627 or Marcie.raol@fairmontstate.edu .