Preparing future innovations at the Regional Science Fair

On this week's CTW...

CTW_Regional Science Fair_2-17-14.jpgFeb. 17, 2014 --The regional science fair is always full of excitement. This year, there were approximately 100 elementary school entries, 70 middle school entries and 50 high school entries from across the region, including admissions from Cabarrus County and Kannapolis City high schools. Students develop projects at home, at school, individually or as a team. Submissions take an innovative approach to many real-life situations. 

Students attended the opening ceremony while the judges viewed the projects. Mid-morning each student returned and was individually interviewed by the judges. This gave each child the opportunity to exercise their communication skills, while presenting the highlights of their studies and scientific development. 

The top projects from each category and age group move on to represent North Carolina in the international competition. The international competition features over 100 countries and has about 1,200 submissions each year. Last year, one North Carolina student placed second, winning a $4,000 scholarship for future education.

Several Cabarrus County elementary and middle school students will participate in the Region 6a Science and Engineering Fair on February 22, at Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle in Salisbury. The public can view projects from 12:30-2 p.m., with elementary school awards at 2:30 p.m. and middle school awards at 3 p.m. So, come out and support our hard-working students!

Science fairs give students the opportunity to gain quality feedback from teachers and professionals, as well give students the opportunity to implement the scientific method. Many of these projects are stepping stones to future innovations in science and technology. We’re very proud of these students—keep up the great work.

Watch this week's episode of the CTW​ for details on the following programs and events: 

  • ​Carolina Gator Gumbo, Feb. 20, Davis Theatre
  • Parks​​​ Masterplan Community Forum, February 20, Kannapolis Train Station
  • Humane Society “Spay-ghetti” Dinner, Feb. 22, Speedway Club
  • “Big Bad” play to support Friends of Mt. Pleasant Library, Feb. 22, Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church
  • DHS Community Health Forums, Feb. 20, Midland Town Hall and Feb. 27, at the Mount Pleasant Senior Center
  • Senior Dances, Feb. 21-22, Concord Senior Center
  • Understanding the Affordable Care Act, Cabarrus Health Alliance, call for an appointment
  • AARP Tax Aid Program, Mondays and Wednesdays, now through April 14, Concord Senior Center
  • How to Land a Job-Panel Discussion, Feb. 25, Kannapolis Library
  • Tour, Toast and Tasting Event, Feb. 25, departs from Concord Senior Center
  • Seven Silent Films, Feb. 27, Davis Theatre
  • Cabarrus Cooperative Extension Plant Sale, order by Feb. 28
  • Rain Barrel Workshop, March 1, Frank Liske Park
  • Basic Computer Course, March 4, Harrisburg Library
  • Charlotte HamFest, March 8-9, Cabarrus Arena
  • Beginning Fruit Production for Home Gardeners, March 8, 10,000 Meismer Lane, Rockwell