Features 250 Projects on Subjects from Energy Drinks to Green Solutions

            The New Haven Public Schools will hold its 18th annual citywide New Haven Science Fair from Tuesday, May 15 to Thursday, May 17 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 250 projects on subjects ranging from the effect of energy drinks to cleaning up oil spills to creating biofuels and the best ways to tap wind, geothermal and other clean energy sources. Other projects include:

·         How to mute your noisy neighbors;
·         How the human knee works;
·         How fish bully each other;
·         The effect of "green" detergents;
·         How to build a better biofuel.
All events will be at Yale University Commons located at 168 Grove Street, New Haven. The best time to take photos and video and interview students about their work is during the final judging from 9:45 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 16.  Please call to arrange stories.
Here is the full schedule:

Tuesday, May 15:

5:00pm – 8:00pm: Pre-judging.
Wednesday, May 16
9:45am – 12:00pm: Final judging (students, press only)
1:00pm –6:00pm: Public viewing
Thursday, May 17
            9:00am – 7:00pm: Public viewing
            6:30pm – 9:00pm: Awards ceremony

The awards ceremony will be at Battell Chapel at the corner of College and Elm Street. More than 60 first, second and third place awards will be given, as well as more than 25 special awards sponsored by local organizations and individuals.

This year's New Haven Science Fair is sponsored by, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, AT & T, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, CRISP (SCSU), The Dennis Bornick Fund, Fusco Corporation, Monsanto, New Haven Public Schools, Pfizer Inc., Science Park Development Corporation, UIL Holdings Corporation: United Illuminating and Southern CT Gas, Watershed Fund of the Regional Water Authority, Workforce Alliance, Yale University and is being administered by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.