The 12th annual Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair will be held March 18-20 at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium tower, drawing some 573 science projects.

March 18-20: Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair

What: Students in grades 5 through 12 participate in a regional science competition.
Date: Tuesday, March 18 through Thursday, March 20, 2014
Public viewing time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday
Media viewing time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday
Place: Rice-Eccles Stadium tower, level four and five, University of Utah

More than 700 public, private and charter school students from the Canyons, Granite, Murray, Park City, Salt Lake and Tooele school districts and the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City will compete in the regional science fair organized by the University of Utah’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education.

Students are able to present their scientific work and interact with experts in their field to receive feedback on their efforts.

“We are excited to showcase the scientific and engineering endeavors of these students. They are intelligent, creative and innovative, and they are enthusiastic to share their work with the scientists and engineers who serve as our judges,” says fair Director Brenda Mann, a vice president at SentrX Animal Care and a research associate professor of bioengineering at the University of Utah. “In the past few years, there has been a push for more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, and these students are clearly putting words into action. By participating in the fair, these students gain a hands-on experience in the field.”

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The Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair is supported and administered by the University of Utah with generous sponsorship by local businesses, which are listed on the fair website at