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March 30, 2001

Science fair this weekend

by Skip Derra
The effects of music on plants, Starlink corn on animals and soft drinks on teeth are among the topics of exploration for students who will attend the 2001 Iowa State Science and Technology Fair, March 30-31 at Hilton Coliseum.

The fair is the only statewide general science fair for middle- and high-school students in Iowa. Science fair exhibits will be on display Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The fair concludes Saturday with an awards ceremony at 5:30 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Middle school winners will receive prizes. High school winners receive scholarships and other prizes. The value of awards this year is approximately $30,000. The Iowa Space Grant Consortium will sponsor a $5,000, four-year tuition grant, which can be used at any of Iowa's Regents universities or Drake University. Whitney Memorial Scholarships will be handed out to first, second and third place winners in the two high school divisions (biological and physical sciences).

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