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NMSU hosts Southwestern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair

New Mexico State University is sponsoring the 2010 Southwestern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair Saturday, March 6, at Corbett Center Student Union.

More than 180 students in grades 6-12 will compete in categories including animal sciences, engineering, medicine and health, physics and plant sciences, among others. These students represent 20 middle and high schools from Alamogordo, Cliff, Deming, Las Cruces, Lordsburg, Quemado, Silver City, Socorro, Tularosa and Vado.

"NMSU hosts our regional fair each year," said Avis James, fair director and NMSU biology professor. "It is a wonderful way to show off our campus to students, their parents and teachers. We have a magnificent response by NMSU faculty and students, as well as the local community, in supporting the fair as volunteers, judges and contributors of special awards."

Students who win first place in each category and some students who win second place will be eligible to compete in the State Science and Engineering Fair in Socorro in April. Students in grades 9-12 will compete for a chance to go to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, Calif. in May.

Robert Czerniak, associate dean of research in the College of Arts and Sciences, will welcome all the participants and attendees of the Science and Engineering Fair.

The fair will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 6, in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. The award ceremony, also open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m.

For more information contact Avis James at (575) 646-5471.