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IU Northwest to host 57th Annual Calumet Regional Science Fair and Associated Art Exhibit on March 9

Lake County students vie for advancement to state level competition

Monday Feb 18, 2013

Lake County elementary through high school students who earned honors at their individual school and district science fairs will display their projects at the 57th Annual Calumet Regional Science Fair and Associated Art Exhibit, hosted by Indiana University Northwest on Saturday, March 9.

Open to the public, the event runs from 12 to 3 p.m. in IU Northwest’s Savannah Center Gymnasium.

After presenting the results of their individual research projects in science, engineering and math categories to a panel of judges, an awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Another awards ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, March 10 where the more prestigious awards will be bestowed.

Top achievers in the Upper Elementary Division (grades 1 through 5), Junior Division (grades 6 through 8)  and Senior Division (grades 9 through 12) will go on to compete at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, April 6 in Indianapolis. Winners at the Indianapolis fair will advance to the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix on May 12-17.

The panel of judges is comprised of faculty members from IU Northwest, Purdue University Calumet, Ivy Tech Community College as well as IU Northwest students and community businesspeople.

The Savannah Center Gymnasium is located on the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary, one half-mile south of I-80/94.

For more information about the 57th Annual Calumet Regional Science Fair and Associated Art Fair, or for information about submitting art for the exhibit, contact Linda Wozniewski at (219) 980-6637 or

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