PLEASANTON -- Alameda County students in middle and high schools are invited to showcase their science projects at the upcoming 2nd annual Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair.
Prize money, scholarships, internships, advancement to state, national and international fairs, and other awards worth close to $50,000 are available for winners. The countywide fair for sixth through twelfth graders will be March 9 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Organizers are now taking registrations for certain types of projects.
Students with projects using microbes, human or vertebrate animal subjects or tissues, rDNA, lab-grade chemicals, or other potentially hazardous activities need to to register online and send project proposals to fair organizers for a pre-experimental safety check by Saturday. Applications are available at www.acsef.org.
The regular online registration and application deadline is Jan. 28. Funding from Lawrence Livermore National Security is available for project materials for Title 1 schools and students on free or reduced-price lunch programs.
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