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For Immediate Release

March 22, 2013

The Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair

The Kansas State Science and Engineering Fair (KSSEF) will be holding its annual competition at Century II March 29-30, 2013. The event, now in its sixth year, will feature student projects from around the state. This has become one of the elite science competitions in Kansas with the top High School projects winning an all-expense paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering fair, which will take place in Phoenix, Arizona.


In its six years, KSSEF has grown from 30-40 projects the first year to nearly 200 projects this year. In order for students to become eligible, they first have to be a top competitor in one of nine regional fairs. Competing in the KSSEF fair system encourages future scientists and engineers to pursue and develop their budding interest.


KSSEF is not only a great experience for the students, but also for the adult volunteers who work as judges. One long time judge, Donald Hernandez, said, "I have been a judge for the Kansas Science and Engineering Fair for the past 3 years and I continue to be amazed year after year at the fantastic and creative projects that the state's young students bring to the competition."


Below is the schedule of events for the fair March 29th and 30th:

Friday March 29th
3:00-5:00pm: Registration, set-up, and open to the public
5:00-5:30pm: Welcome presentation and orientation.
5:30-9:00pm: Judging

Saturday March 30th
9:00am-11:30am: Open to the public
11:30am-12:00pm: Break down of projects
12:00pm-1:00pm: Awards ceremony
12:00pm-3:00pm: Fun at Exploration Place

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