New Venue Announced for LRSEF 2015!

This year we will begin a new three year partnership with the Kentucky Science Center to host the annual fair in this exciting downtown location. Projects will be integrated into the Center’s thematic exhibits on all three floors, allowing students to explore not only other LRSEF displays, but related hands-on activities as well. The public will be invited to meet LRSEF participants and hear about their independent research projects during periodic breaks in judging. Read the entire press release below.

Joint PRESS RELEASE—for release on Oct 16.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LRSEF Contact: Theresa Mattei
Phone: (502) 895-1610, Email: parkhilly@gmail.com
Kentucky Science Center Contact: Hanna E. Clore
Phone: (502) 560-7152,  Email: hannah.clore@louisvilleky.gov

New Venue for the Annual Louisville Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Annual Event for teens to be held at the Kentucky Science Center

Louisville, KY (October 16, 2014) TheLouisville Regional Science & Engineering Fair (LRSEF) will be held next spring at the Kentucky Science Center on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9am-5pm EST. The snow day will be Sunday, March 8 (the day Kentucky springs forward to Eastern Daylight Time). Students must register for the fair by February 21, 2015 at 9pm EST/8pm CST. Details are available at lrsef.org.

A new three-year partnership with the Kentucky Science Center begins with the 2015 fair and will extend until at least 2017.

“We are delighted to join with the LRSEF to co-host this annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We look forward to this opportunity to amplify S.T.E.M. and reach more of the state’s population by showcasing these independent research projects presented by students in grades 6-12,” says Jo Haas, Executive Director of the Kentucky Science Center.

The Kentucky Science Center plans to integrate the student displays in 17 subject areas into the most closely related thematic galleries on all three levels of the center. Displays will close periodically throughout the day during judging, but be open to the public allowing students to engage with the broader community to highlight their work.

This new partnership with Kentucky Science Center, renewable for the next three years, comes at a benchmark in the history of the LRSEF. “After celebrating 50 years of hosting the regional STEM competition, our nonprofit volunteer organization has recently expanded our service area from 13 to 57 counties across the Commonwealth.  Our annual competition will now be open to all students in grades 6-12 in public, private or home schools living in the Louisville Metro region, and stretching from Bowling Green to Paducah and Owensboro,” says Theresa Mattei, current LRSEF President.

Winning projects at the middle and high school levels are awarded ribbons, trophies and cash prizes donated by companies with STEM related business. Volunteer judges also choose projects to compete in the Kentucky Science& Engineering Fair on March 27 & 28, 2015 at Eastern Kentucky University, and in the Intel International Science Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 10-15, 2015 and the Broadcom M.A.S.T.E.R.S. program.

Louisville Regional Science & Engineering Fair has been affiliated with the Society for Science and the Public since 1964.To compete in the annual Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), a student in grades 9 through 12 must first qualify by participating in a science & engineering fair that is affiliated with the Intel ISEF. Competitions exist in nearly every state in the USA and in over 70 other countries.LRSEF is also affiliated with Broadcom M.A.S.T.E.R.S. (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars)  a national middle school program supported by Broadcom Foundation are eligible to name the top 10% of their 6th-8th grade participants as Broadcom MASTERS nominees.

About the Kentucky Science Center (KYScienceCenter.org)
Kentucky Science Center is a nonprofit educational institution that encourages people of all ages to enjoy science, mathematics and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Designated the “State Science Center of Kentucky” by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. Kentucky Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges.

 

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