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Riverside Schools Science Fair Coming


Riverside Schools Science Fair Projects to go on Display at UC Riverside

More than 200 projects will be on display Feb. 23 with an awards ceremony that evening.

(February 17, 2006)

Science fair participation can lead to fame, if not fortune.

Science fair participation can lead to fame, if not fortune.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — www.ucr.edu — www.ucr.edu — The public is invited to view the more than 200 science projects on display from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23 at the 18th Annual Riverside Unified School District Science and Engineering Fair at the University of California, Riverside. For further details, contact Monique Hernandez-Ryan at (951) 788-7144.

Viewings will be in the Bear Cave, at the Pentland Hills Residence Hall. Winners will be announced at a 6 p.m. ceremony at the University Theatre.

The science and engineering fair projects cover areas as diverse as environmental sciences, biology, behavioral and social sciences, engineering, chemistry and entomology. UC Riverside faculty and graduate students, Riverside Unified School District teachers and Riverside Public Utility officials will judge entries from grades kindergarten to 12.

Award sponsors include UC Riverside and Riverside Public Utilities. Winners will advance to the Inland Empire Science and Engineering Fair at the Orange Showgrounds in San Bernardino April 18 and 19, 2006. From there, winners will advance to the state science fair in Los Angeles May 22 and 23, 2006.

Pamela Clute, UCR assistant vice provost for academic outreach and educational partnerships, will be the keynote speaker during Thursday’s awards ceremony. Opening and closing remarks will be given by RUSD Superintendent Susan J. Rainey and school board President Lewis J. Vanderzyl; UC Riverside Dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Steven Angle; and Bourns College of Engineering Associate Dean Chinya Ravishankar.

Parking for project viewing is available in Lot 26, adjacent to the Riverside Sports Center. Trams will take visitors from Lot 26 to the Pentland Hills Residence Hall.

Parking for the awards ceremony is available in Lot 6. Maps and detailed parking information are available at the information kiosks at the campus entrances at University Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard or in the online campus map and the Transportation and Parking Services web sites. Parking on campus is $6 per vehicle per day and may be purchased for shorter periods at the information kiosks. Parking after 4 p.m. is $5 per vehicle for the day.

The University of California, Riverside (www.ucr.edu) is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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