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Thousands of Students to Participate in STEM Fair

February 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications

Tampa, Fla. – (February 10, 2017) – More than 2,100 students are expected to participate in the 2017 Hillsborough Regional STEM fair on Tuesday, February 14, at the Tampa Convention Center. 

This STEM fair is one of the largest STEM fairs in the Southeast. STEM – which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – has become one of the most popular areas of study for students across the nation. At the STEM fair, students at all grade levels will display their projects and compete for recognition. 

This STEM fair is the largest academic competition Hillsborough County Public Schools puts on with more than 100,000 students competing at their schools to get to the regional fair.

The project screening starts at 8 a.m. for the elementary school students and at 9 a.m. for middle and high school students. Project judging starts at 9:30 a.m. for elementary students and at noon for middle and high school. The awards ceremonies will be Wednesday, February 15 from 5:30-10 p.m.

Upon arriving at the Convention Center, reporters may call Dr. Larry Plank, director of STEM, on his cell phone, at 813-857-7368. The Tampa Convention Center is located at 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa.


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