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Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair Set for Next Week in Bartow

February 9, 2017

The 33rd annual Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) is coming to the Bartow Civic Center next week.

Projects will be open for the public to view on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. The fair will conclude with an awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

PRSEF provides an opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to showcase their independent research in areas of science, engineering and mathematics.  Students are selected after competing at their school fairs.

This year’s event features more than 230 projects from 26 public, private and charter schools.

Students’ projects are evaluated by a team of volunteer judges with thorough knowledge of the relevant subject areas. PRSEF winners have a chance to win special awards that include certificates, monetary prizes, and the opportunity to compete at state and international science fairs.

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