Young Scientists to Show Research at State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa

700 youth to attend events March 30-31 at Iowa State

March 28, 2017, 2:09 pm | Jay Staker

Young ScientistsAMES, Iowa – Seven hundred students are expected to exhibit their projects at the State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa, March 30-31 at Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

These student researchers in grades 6–12 will meet with professional researchers and discuss their findings and understanding of the research process. The SSTFI offers junior high and senior high events and is an affiliate of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

The State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa celebrates 60 years in 2017, noted Jay Staker, with ISU Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development, one of the fair’s sponsoring organizations.

The fair continues to give pre-collegiate researchers an outlet to speak and interact directly with professional scientists and researchers and to be rewarded for exemplary research.

“The fair creates and fosters interest in STEM research among Iowa youth. It has impacted the lives and educations of thousands of students,” Staker said.

SSTFI distributed nearly $50,000 in scholarships and awards at the 2016 fair.

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