Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

October 16, 2013

ACTC announces 2nd Annual Science Fair


Journal-Times

Oct. 16, 2013 — Area fourth to twelfth grade students are invited to participate in the second annual FIVCO Area Science & Engineering Fair that will be held Feb. 7 at the Ashland Community and Technical College Technology Drive Campus.

“This Fair is one way to encourage young people to pursue the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects that will help them become the scientists and engineers of the future,” said Dr. Walters, a retired ACTC professor and the Science Fair Director Earlier this month ACTC received a $12,000 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. to support the fair. The grant will help produce the science fair according ISEF guidelines and assist winning participants in attending subsequent competitaCTCions.

Last year, about 500 students participated in a school or district science fair, and the ACTC regional fair had over 90 entries from 21 different schools. The goal this year is to have entries from every school in the FIVCO region.

The registration deadline is not until Jan. 21, but teachers and schools will need to begin thinking now about their projects and about planning their own science fairs. The entry form, project information and a rules guideline booklet are online at: fivcosciencefair.com.

For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Dr. Walters at barbara.walters@kctcs.edu or call (606)922-2931.