The regional winners of junior high and high school science projects and research papers will compete for prizes beginning Thursday [MARCH 8] at the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair and the Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science held annually at East Central University.

Cash, science-related prizes and scholarships will be awarded in the two competitions.

The Science Fair's 230 projects, completed by 256 students from 64 junior high and high schools, including two home school students, can be viewed from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday in Kerr Activities Center. Judging for junior high school students will start at 8:30 a.m. Friday. High school projects will be judged beginning at 1 p.m. Friday.

The OJAS competition has 55 students from 16 schools who will begin presenting their research papers on Thursday. The papers were certified for the state competition earlier at regional competitions across the state.

A number of the OJAS competitors also have entries in the science and engineering fair.

A special awards ceremony will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the Ataloa Theatre in the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. The OSSEF/OJAS category awards presentation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Ataloa Theatre.

For Immediate Release: 
Contact:Amy Ford
Jill Frye
East Central University Communications and Marketing
580-559-5650 or 405-812-1428 (cell)
Or Dr. Rahmona Thompson, Director, OSSEF & OJAS, 580-559-5495