WHAT: Alamo Regional Academy of Science and Engineering Science Fair Seminar
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 18
WHERE: UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
WHO: Students in grades 6-12, parents and teachers. William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, president of the UT Health Science Center, will welcome the attendees at 8:30 a.m. in the Pestana Lecture Hall. Nobel Laureate Robert F. Curl Jr., Ph.D., professor emeritus at Rice University, will speak at 11 a.m. in the same lecture hall. Robert Fanick, chemist at Southwest Research Institute in the emissions department, also will attend. VISUALS: Past science fair winners will display their projects to help this year’s students with ideas.
WHY: The seminar is the official launch of the academy’s year of science fairs, and provides students, teachers and parents the rules and guidelines for conducting good scientific research. Regulations of upcoming competitions will be outlined.
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