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Western to host Southwest Regional Science Fair on Thursday, Feb. 12

February 10, 2015

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Young scientists will unveil their discoveries at the Southwest Regional Science Fair on Thursday.

ROCK SPRINGS – Western Wyoming Community College will host the Southwest Regional Science Fair this Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Rushmore Gymnasium. Students from across southwest Wyoming will show off their science smarts with an array of innovative and fascinating projects.

Participating schools include: Pinedale Middle School; Lincoln Middle School; Monroe Intermediate School; Hannah Elementary School; Rock Springs Junior High School; Encampment K-12; Lyman Intermediate School; Saratoga Middle/High School; Medicine Bow Elementary; Little Snake River Valley High School; and Big Piney Middle School.

Competitors will be divided into two divisions: the Junior Division, for students in grades six through eight, and the Senior Division, for students in grades nine through 12. Projects are judged on such categories as Scientific Thought, Engineering Goals, Thoroughness, Skill, and Clarity.   

Category descriptions for the competition include: Animal Science; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Biochemistry; Cellular and Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth and Planetary Science; Engineering – Electrical and Mechanical; Engineering – Materials and Bioengineering; Energy and Transportation; Environmental Management; Environmental Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Medicine and Health Sciences; Microbiology; Physics and Astronomy; and Plant Sciences.

The Southwest Regional Science Fair welcomes the community to check out the many complex and ingenious student projects on display. Judging will take place from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., and the awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. in Rushmore Gymnasium.

For more information about this year’s Southwest Regional Science Fair, contact Natalie Jorgensen in the WWCC Faculty Office at (307) 382-1715, or email her at      

For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181