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2020 Envisioning the Future

Inspiring the next generation of science and engineering leaders from the classroom to career

February 17, 2020

     On Friday, February 21, starting at 9 a.m., the Infinite Energy Center will host the 2020 Gwinnett County Regional Science, Engineering + Innovation Fair. This year the fair celebrates its 42nd anniversary with participation by Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students from 80 elementary, middle, and high schools including representation from all 19 clusters, two GCPS special entities, and seven other non-GCPS schools that operate in Gwinnett County. In addition to project presentation and judging, this year’s event will include breakout speakers from various STEM fields. Visitors are welcome to attend the public open house, which begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a K-12 robotics showcase and a K-5 project exhibition and a high school shark-tank-style innovation competition. An awards ceremony will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. to honor this year’s top projects with place awards, special awards, and scholarships. 

     The sponsors for this year’s gathering of science superstars include Presenting Sponsor— P.C.O.M. Georgia (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine); Award and Innovation in Action Sponsor— Boehringer Ingelheim; Platinum Sponsors— Jackson EMC, Brace Family Foundation, and Broadcom Foundation; Gold Sponsor— Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Silver Sponsors— GCPS Foundation, GCPS TV, Nordson, Upper Ocmulgee River RC&D, and Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful; Bronze Sponsors— The Haskell Company, MetroPower, Business Radio X, Adrian Collaborative, and Johnston Engineering.

     This year, nearly 500 projects, which placed first at the local school level, will represent the best of student research in Gwinnett County. These projects, spotlighting the creativity and innovation of more than 750 students, will be judged by Georgia professionals and scientists who will assess them on scientific quality, accuracy, creativity, and experimental or engineering design. 

     The high school and middle school students who earn first place at the Regional fair level competition will move to the next round— the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair— which will be held in Athens, Georgia, March 26– March 28.

The top projects then qualify for the International Science and Engineering Fair, May 10– May 15, in Anaheim, California.

The following 80 schools will have students and projects competing this year.

Archer Cluster:
Archer HS
Harbins ES

Grayson Cluster:
Grayson HS
Bay Creek MS
Grayson ES
Starling ES
Trip ES

Parkview Cluster:
Parkview HS
Trickum MS
Camp Creek ES
Knight ES

Berkmar Cluster:
Berkmar HS
Berkmar MS
Sweetwater MS
Bethesda ES
Minor ES

Lanier Cluster:
Lanier HS
Lanier MS
Sycamore ES

Peachtree Ridge Cluster:
Peachtree Ridge HS
Hull MS
Northbrook MS
Mason ES

Brookwood Cluster:
Brookwood HS
Crews MS
Five Forks MS

Meadowcreek Cluster:
Meadowcreek HS
Lilburn MS
Radloff MS
Graves ES
Lilburn ES
Nesbit ES
Rockbridge ES

Shiloh Cluster:
Shiloh MS
Anderson-Livsey ES
Partee ES

Central Gwinnett Cluster:
Central Gwinnett HS
Jordan MS
Moore MS
Jenkins ES
Simonton ES

Mill Creek Cluster:
Osborne MS
Harmony ES
Ivy Creek ES
Puckett's Mill ES

South Gwinnett Cluster:
Snellville MS
Grace Snell MS

Collins Hill Cluster:
Collins Hill HS
Creekland MS
Rock Springs ES
Walnut Grove ES

Mountain View Cluster:
Twin Rivers MS
Freeman's Mill ES
Patrick ES

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

Dacula Cluster:
Dacula HS
Dacula MS

Norcross Cluster:
Pinckneyville MS
Summerour MS
Baldwin ES
Norcross ES
Simpson ES

Non-GCPS Schools:
Buford High School
City of Knowledge School
Cornerstone Christian School
Duluth Adventist Christian School
Greater Atlanta Christian School
Sugar Hill Christian Academy

Discovery Cluster:
Alford ES
Benefield ES

North Gwinnett Cluster:
North Gwinnett HS
North Gwinnett MS
Riverside ES

 

Duluth Cluster:
Duluth MS
Coleman MS
B.B. Harris ES
Chattahoochee ES
Chesney ES

 

 

    

For more information about the event, visit www.gwinnettsciencefair.com or contact Jessica Holden (6-12 Director of Science) or Logan Malm (K-5 Director of Science) at 678-301-7036

News media representatives are welcome to attend the event during project judging 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and the Project/Robotic Exhibit which is open to the public at 5:30 p.m. and the awards ceremonies that begin at 7:30 p.m.
 

 

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