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KUHF Spotlights 2014 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston


Melanie Ziems
Science fair participants exhibit their experiments at the 2014 Science and Engineering Fair of Houston

The 55th Annual Science and Engineering Fair of Houston took place last week, attracting over 1,200 students from 12 counties in southeast Texas in an exhibition of young knowledge and talent.

The fair's Executive Director is Bonnie Dunbar, who also serves as Director for the University of Houston STEM Center and M.D. Anderson Professor and Director of Aerospace Engineering. She spoke with 88.7-KUHF FM reporter Carrie Feibel at the fair about the importance of enstilling a passion for STEM fields in students at a young age. “If you look at the Houston work force, only a third of our STEM jobs are filled with graduates from Texas, a third are filled by graduates from other states, and a third are filled by graduates from other countries," Dunbar said.

The fair was held on February 20 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, and the awards ceremony was held on February 22 at Cullen Performance Hall. Many award winners received scholarships and other cash prizes as well as entrance into the ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio. Several students also received direct admission into the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May.

Read the full KUHF story here.



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