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Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair Application Deadline Approaching
Monterey County, Calif. – The student application deadline for the Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair, to be held March 4-6, 2016, is fast approaching. Students need to submit all application materials by Wednesday, February 10, 2016.
The application process begins by signing up online at the Monterey County Science Fair website. After registering online, a hard copy of the Science & Engineering Fair registration form must be sent to the Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) with the required signatures.
The Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair distinguishes up and coming scientists who demonstrate 21st-century skills such as inquiry, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Participation individually or as a team member encourages students to explore questions of special interest, develop project management skills, acquaints students with various science-related careers, and provides a forum for students to demonstrate their work to scientists and receive feedback. Participation in the Science & Engineering Fair indicates an achievement level on college admissions forms and scholarship applications.
MCOE, California State University Monterey Bay, the Naval Postgraduate School, and numerous community partners are pleased to present the 2016 Fair at California State University Monterey Bay’s University Center.
2015 saw tremendous participation by almost 500 students in 6th through 12th grades. Three students advanced to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair where our students competed with over 1,600 top students from 55 countries.
The Monterey County Science & Engineering Fair is organized by volunteers and supported entirely by our community to help promote scientific research and the positive accomplishments of Monterey County students. Over 100 of our County’s best scientists come out to judge student projects and provide constructive feedback and suggestions for future projects.