FLINT —The Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Countywide Youth Advisory Committee, has generously provided a $5000 grant to support the 2017 Flint Regional Science Fair.
“The FRSF Board wishes to thank the Community Foundation’s youth grantmakers for their wonderful support of our fair that encourages and rewards student interest and achievement in science endeavors outside the classroom,” said John Wambaugh, Chairman of the FRSF Board and Fair Director. “It is only with the vital support of our sponsors and the efforts of many volunteers that we are able to provide this wonderful opportunity for children.”
The Flint Regional Science Fair has a rich 60+ year history nurturing the natural curiosity of students providing opportunities for area youth to be empowered and rewarded for engaging in STEM (science, technical, engineering and mathematics) inquiry. Students present their projects to judges who are professionals from the community who volunteer their time to talk with students about their projects and ideas. The experiences help students develop critical thinking and presentation skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.
Students in grades 4 through 12 from Genesee, Lapeer, Bay, Midland, Saginaw, Shiawassee, St Clair and Tuscola counties shared their projects and competed for prizes, scholarships and awards March 14-17 on the campus of Kettering University in Flint. Students develop projects using the scientific method or engineering methodology. Visit www.flintsciencefair.org for details. — G.G.