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2018 Gwinnett Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair: Inspiring the next generation of science and engineering leaders from the classroom to college to career

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2018 Gwinnett Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair: Inspiring the next generation of science and engineering leaders from the classroom to college to career

February 19, 2018

     The Gwinnett Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair celebrates its 40th anniversary with participation by students from 46 middle and high schools, including representation from all 19 Gwinnett school clusters, two GCPS special entities, and five other non-GCPS schools that operate in Gwinnett County. The 2018 Gwinnett Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair will occur on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the Infinity Energy Center in Duluth. In addition to project presentation and judging, this year’s event will include a college fair, a career expo, and breakout speakers from various STEM fields. Visitors are welcome to attend the public open house which begins at 5 p.m. and includes an elementary robotics showcase with more than 14 schools participating and a K-12 project exhibition. An awards ceremony will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to honor this year’s top projects.

     The sponsors for this year’s gathering of science learning include Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM), Jackson EMC, Brace Family Foundation, Broadcom Foundation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Gwinnett College, Chick-fil-A Foundation, GCPS Foundation, GCPS TV, Nordson, McFarland-Dyer & Associates, Mobile Communications, MetroPower, Woodward & Curran, Boehringer Ingelheim, and South Gwinnett Rotary Club.

     This year, more than 470 projects that placed 1st at the local school level will be on display, representing the best of student research in Gwinnett County. These projects, representing the creativity and innovation of more than 680 students, will be judged by Georgia professionals and scientists who will assess them on scientific quality, accuracy, creativity, and experiment design. 

     The high school and middle school students who earn 1st place at the district level competition will move to the next round— the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair— which will be held in Athens, Georgia, March 22– March 24. The top projects then qualify for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which is scheduled for May 13-18, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  
 
The following 46 schools will have students and projects competing this year:

 
Archer Cluster:
Archer HS

Berkmar Cluster:
Berkmar MS
Sweetwater MS

Brookwood Cluster:
Brookwood HS
Crews MS
Five Forks MS

Central Gwinnett Cluster:
Central Gwinnett HS
Jordan MS
Moore MS

Collins Hill Cluster:
Collins Hill HS
Creekland MS

Dacula Cluster:
Dacula MS

Discovery Cluster:
Discovery HS

Duluth Cluster:
Duluth MS
Coleman MS

Grayson Cluster:
Grayson HS
Bay Creek MS
Couch MS

Lanier Cluster:
Lanier HS
Lanier MS

Meadowcreek Cluster:
Meadowcreek HS
Lilburn MS
Radloff MS

Mill Creek Cluster:
Mill Creek HS
Osborne MS 

Mountain View Cluster:
Mountain View HS 
Twin Rivers MS

Norcross Cluster:
Norcross HS
Pinckneyville MS
Summerour MS

North Gwinnett Cluster:
North Gwinnett MS

Parkview Cluster:
Parkview HS
Trickum MS

Peachtree Ridge Cluster:
Peachtree Ridge HS
Hull MS
Northbrook MS

Shiloh Cluster:
Shiloh MS

South Gwinnett Cluster:
South Gwinnett HS 
Snellville MS

GCPS Special Entities:
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
New Life Academy

Non-GCPS Schools:
Buford Middle School
Buford High School 
City of Knowledge School
Cornerstone Christian School
Sugar Hill Christian Academy 


For more information about the event or science education in Gwinnett County Public Schools, visit www.gwinnettsciencefair.com or contact Jessica Holden, GCPS director of  Science, at 678-301-7036.

News media representatives are welcome to attend the event during the Project Exhibit which is open to the public at 5 p.m. and the awards ceremonies that begin at 7:30 p.m. 

 

 

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