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March 6, 2001
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2001 Calumet Regional Science Fair at IU Northwest 

Lake County students from 5th to 12th grade will be participating in the 2001 Calumet Regional Science Fair and Associated Art Exhibit on March 9, 10 and 11th at Indiana University Northwest in the Savannah Center gymnasium. This is the second year IU Northwest will serve as host to the fair. 

The 44th annual regional science fair, which will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. on March 10, is divided into four divisions that include Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Junior Division (7th and 8th grade), and Senior Division (9, 10th,and 11th grade). Students in 9th grade may choose to compete in either the junior or senior division. Students competing in the Senior Division are eligible to compete in the International Science Fair scheduled for May in San Jose’, California. 

Competition categories include biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth and space sciences, engineering, environmental science, gerontology, mathematics, medicine and health, microbiology, physics, and zoology. Judging will be by faculty and staff from IU Northwest, as well as other schools in the area. 

“These are the best of the best,” says Linda Wozniewski, IU Northwest department of chemistry, explaining that regional fair participants are winners of school and district local science fairs. “Students that participate in science fairs do real research where they choose a question, do literature research and duplicate it to show validity, and then report on the results.  This is reinforcing the scientific process that is so important to in furthering man's knowledge and the human condition.” 

The Student Associated Art exhibit will also be in the Savannah Center. The juried art fair will include competition in categories of pastels, watercolors, charcoal and ink, oil, sculpture and jewelry, and computer. 
An award ceremony for science fair and art exhibit winners will be at 2 p.m. on March 11 in the Savannah Center. More information on the Calumet Regional Science Fair is with Wozniewski at 219-980-6637. More information on the Student Associated Art Exhibit is with Ann Fritz, director of IU Northwest art galleries at 219-980-6891.

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