GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Award winners have been announced for the 59th annual Northeast Regional Science and Engineering Fair that was held on March 14 at the University of North Dakota. The fair had 64 third- through twelfth-grade students presenting their research projects in biology, chemistry, engineering, behavioral sciences, and mathematics, among others. Regional schools participating were Cavalier, Lakota, and St. Thomas. Grand Forks students are from Central High School, Schroeder Middle School, and Winship, Lewis and Clark, and Discovery Elementary Schools.
The students were divided into elementary, junior high, and senior high divisions. There were special category awards and division awards. These division awards determine who will progress to the North Dakota State Science and Engineering Fair (March 31 at UND) and ultimately to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Calif.
To increase student participation, fees for the regional fair were paid by the North Dakota IDeA (Institutional Development Award) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), which is administered by the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The immediate goal is to stimulate the development of science, technology, engineering, and math education by supporting the ability of all fifth- through twelfth-grade students who wish to participate and compete in their regional fairs and the ND State Science and Engineering Fair. This will ultimately increase the number of North Dakota students entering the technical, educational, and health professional workforce pipeline in the state.
Denis F. MacLeod Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences 1301 N Columbia Road, Stop 9037 | Room W103 | Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037 701.777.2733 direct | 218.779.3107 cell denis.macleod@med.UND.edu www.med.UND.edu/