The Radford University College of Science and Technology and Department of Chemistry will host the 23nd annual Blue Ridge Highlands Regional Science Fair on March 7-8 in the Peters Hall gymnasium.
Chemistry Professors Christine Hermann and Kimberly Lane are co-directors of the event, which is open to students from the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe and the cities of Bristol, Galax and Norton. Students from the Southwest Virginia Governor's School in Pulaski will also participate.
Students in grades six through eight compete in the junior division and students in grades nine through 12 compete in the senior division. Over 100 participants are expected. The goal of the fair is to nurture an interest in the sciences, for students of all ages. Through poster displays and oral presentations, young scientists present the results of their work in the fields of animal science, behavioral and social science, biochemistry and chemistry, cell and molecular biology, computer science, earth and planetary science, environmental management and science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics and astronomy and plant science.
For more information, visit the Blue Ridge Regional Science Fair website.