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March 19, 1999

Science, tech fair this month

by Arianna McKinney, News Service intern

The 1999 Iowa State Science and Technology Fair, the only statewide general science fair for middle- and high-school students in Iowa, will be held March 26-27 in Hilton Coliseum.

As many as 450 students are expected to participate in this year's fair, said Sande McNabb, plant pathology and forestry professor and chair of the science fair board of directors. Entry areas are broadly divided into physical and biological sciences.

Science fair highlights include Bill Jackson, superintendent of the George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, Mo., who will talk about the Carver legacy at 5 p.m., Friday. At 7 p.m. that day, student competitors will present science seminars in Scheman.

This year, $30,000 in prizes and scholarships will be awarded, including a $10,000 four-year tuition grant from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, McNabb said.

Science fair hours are Friday 12:30-9 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Science fair events are free and open to the public.

To volunteer at the fair or serve as a judge, contact McNabb, 4-3120.

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