The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 5, 2013
Union co-sponsored science fair set for Saturday in Sacramento

130305 Science fair photo 2.JPGStudents from nearly a dozen counties in Northern California will compete Saturday in the annual Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair at Rosemont High School. Winners will go to Phoenix for a global competition at the 2013 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in May.

The regional fair's organizers anticipate exhibits from students in Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. The event also will feature workshops for teachers and college-bound students.

The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 9594 Kiefer Blvd. in Sacramento.

Sponsors include Professional Engineers in California Government, California Association of Professional Scientists, Intel Corp. and Liberty Mutual.

PHOTO: Junior Division participant Ryan Hester explains his solar-powered boat to judges from the U.S. Navy at the 2012 Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair. / courtesy Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair

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