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UCR Hosts Top projects at Riverside Unified’s Science & Engineering Fair

Top Students-Scientists in Grades 1-12 to Show Best Projects in the District

(March 9, 2004)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — — The public is invited to view the research of Riverside’s top student-scientists from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday March 10, in the 16th Annual Riverside Unified School District Science and Engineering Fair at the University of California, Riverside, Commons Terrace Rooms. The event is free and open to the public.

UC Riverside faculty and graduate students will be among those judging more than 130 science projects submitted by students from 16 schools ranging from grades 1 to 12. An awards ceremony, scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, will take place at the UC Riverside University Theatre and will follow two days of judging.

The UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, the Bourns College of Engineering and the Riverside Unified School District sponsor the fair. Several UC Riverside departments sponsor awards. Award sponsors from the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences include the departments of biology, botany & plant sciences, entomology, environmental sciences, and physics. College of Engineering award sponsors include the departments of chemical and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences sponsors awards through the Department of Psychology.

Other sponsored awards come from the Southern California Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the George and Marta Brown Foundation, and Riverside Public Utilities.

Projects represent the top entries from their classes. Winning projects advance to the Inland Empire Science and Engineering Fair at the Orange Show in San Bernardino on April 20 and 21. From there, winners advance to the state science fair in Los Angels, May 24 and 25.

Visitors are encouraged to park in Lot 30/Transporation Hub 1 at the corner of Canyon Crest Drive and Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard. An attendant will be handing out parking permits for the event. Tram service will take visitors from Lot 30 to the Terrace Rooms until 5:45 p.m. Parking for the awards ceremony will be available from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Lot 6. Parking locations can be found on the UCR online Campus Map.

For more information about the event contact Joy Peoples at the Riverside Unified School District at (909) 788-7444 or Carol Lerner at the UC Riverside College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at (909) 787-5089.

The University of California, Riverside ( 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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