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Henry Doorly Zoo to host 40th annual science and engineering fair

Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 13:16:09-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host 300 of science and engineering's best and brightest 6-12th graders at the 40th annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair on Thursday.

300 students are registered to compete at this year's fair, with 275 projects representing seven high schools and 13 middle schools. The student competitiors represent public, private, and home schools from Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington Counties.

The Fair is designed to promote interest in science and engineering, encourage students to do a research project in one of those areas and reward students for their efforts. The top projects will advance to the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences in Lincoln of April 11.

Prizes will be awarded to top projects from each of 24 junior and eight senior categories, as well as for special awards based on criteria established by donors. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 30 at Lauritzen Gardens.