Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

2/27/2015 4:00 PM

Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair:
Motivating the next generation of science and engineering leaders from the classroom to career.
The Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair, celebrates its 37th anniversary with participation from 90 schools
Check out projects by amazing Gwinnett K-12 student scientists & engineers at the Public Open House:

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
Time: Exhibits 4-7:30 pm
The awards ceremony for students in grades 3-5 is scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Students in grades 6-12 will be recognized from 8-9 p.m.
Venue: The Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
Contact: or Dr. Jonathon Wetherington, GCPS Director of Science, at 678-301-7036.

This year, there are more than 628 projects which already have won first-place at their local school science fairs, representing the best of student research. The more than 815 students who have advanced to this districtwide regional competition will be judged by Georgia professionals and scientists who will assess them on scientific quality, accuracy, creativity, and experimental design.
Several high school student researchers will have the opportunity to participate in the “Distinguished Research Symposium,” from 3:30-5:45 p.m., which provides students a forum to share their research with the community. Guests are invited to hear from the following Gwinnett students as they present their original research to the public:
From Collins Hill High:
· Aksal Vashi (12th grader)
“Waste-Based Runoff Pollutant Biosorptive Permeable Barriers”
From South Gwinnett High:
· Sarah Dejene (12th grader), Hassan Qureshi (12th grader), and Justin Ikara (12th grader)
“Bubble Dynamics”
From Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology:
· Simran Modi (11th grader)
“Novel Antibiotic Targets: Proteins Involving Degradation of mRNA Based on 2’3’-cNMPs in E. coli Over-Expressing HigB”

The high school and middle school students who earn first place at the district level competition will move to the next round -- the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair-- which will be held in Athens in late March. The top projects then qualify for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 10-15, in Pittsburgh.

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