The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 14, 2011
Union-sponsored science, engineering fair set for this weekend

Students from throughout the Capital area will meet Saturday to compete in the annual Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Rosemont High School. The Fair highlights the work of students who, if they win a grand prize, move on to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, the week of May 8-13.

Sponsors include Professional Engineers in California Government, California Association of Professional Scientists, Liberty Mutual, Aerojet, and the Sacramento Metropolitan Utility District.

Exhibits include methods for removing CO2 from the atmosphere, reducing gas emissions from dairy cows and which household materials can stop a bullet.

The event at 9594 Kiefer Blvd. in Sacramento runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the awards ceremony scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Click here for more information about the fair. Click on this link to open a post that highlights Sacramento-area students who won in Sacramento and went on to win at last year's global fair, which was held in San Jose.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at jortiz@sacbee.com.

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