Citywide NHPS Science Fair Set for May10-12


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, May 5, 2011
 
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 


NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO HOLD CITYWIDE SCIENCE FAIR MAY 10-12
 

          The New Haven Public Schools will hold thier 17th annual citywide New Haven Science Fair from Tuesday, May 10 to Thursday, May 12 at Yale University Commons.  
 
           The fair will feature the work of about 8,000 students from all of New Haven’s public schools. Almost 700 of those students will present 260 projects on subjects ranging from tsunamis to cleaning up oil spills to creating fuel cells to the best ways to tap wind, geothermal and other clean energy sources. Other projects will include:
 

·         How Mary Poppins’ umbrella helped her fly;
·         Whether money carries bacteria;
·         How to recreate the glaciers that influenced the geology of New Haven;
·         How to measure the temperature of the moon;
·         Comparing the efficiency of composting to allowing bio-waste to naturally degrade.
 
            The full schedule:
 

            Tuesday, May 10:
            5:00pm – 8:00pm: Pre-judging.
 
 
            Wednesday, May 11
             9:45am – 12:00pm: Final judging
             1:00pm –6:00pm: Public viewing
 
 
               Thursday, May 12
            9:00am – 7:00pm: Public viewing
            6:30pm – 9:00pm: Awards ceremony
 
 
 
            The awards ceremony will be at the Sheffield Sterling Strathcona Hall at the corner of Prospect and Grove Street. More than 60 first, second and third place awards will be given, as well as more than 20 special awards sponsored by local organizations and individuals.
 
 
 
              This year's New Haven Science Fair is sponsored by Yale University, New Haven Public Schools, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Covidien, Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Inc., The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Watershed Fund of the Regional Water Authority, The United Illuminating Company, Fusco Corporation, Science Park Development Corporation, Pfizer Inc., The Dennis Bornick Fund, Kids for Kids Dancing for Life, Inc. and Monsanto and is being administered by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.