From staff reports
JOPLIN, Mo. —
The 24th annual Missouri Southern Regional Science Fair is slated for Tuesday on the third floor of Billingsly Student Center at Missouri Southern State University.
The competition for high school and middle school students in fifth through 12th grades is affiliated with the Society for Science and the Public.
Judging will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the exhibits will be open for public viewing from 1 to 5 p.m.
Individual projects are accepted from students in Vernon, Barton, Jasper, Newton, McDonald, Barry, Lawrence, Cedar and Dade counties in Missouri, and Neosho, Crawford, Montgomery, Labette, Bourbon and Cherokee counties in Kansas.
Students competing in the senior division are representing Marionville, Seneca, Aurora, Bronaugh, Carthage, Columbus, Kan., and St. Mary’s-Colgan in Pittsburg, Kan.
Students competing in the junior division represent all three public middle schools in Joplin, St. Peter’s Middle School in Joplin, Bronaugh, Seneca, Carthage, Carl Junction, Diamond, Liberal, Galena, Kan., and Columbus, Kan.
Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Cornell Auditorium in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at MSSU.
Graduating seniors who are winners in the eight senior division categories will be eligible for a scholarship covering tuition for up to two semesters at MSSU. Cash prizes and special awards will go to the winning students in both divisions.
Two winners in the senior division will advance to compete with about 1,200 other high school students at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which is slated for May 12-17 in Phoenix, Ariz.