Update- Due to inclement weather, the Guilford County Schools Science Fair has been rescheduled for January 25 at the Greensboro Cultural Arts Center.
Faculty members David Hildreth (education studies) and Brenda Swearingin (sport studies) will coordinate the Guilford County Schools Science Fair on Wednesday, January 11, which will bring to campus almost 300 Guilford County Schools participants from kindergarten through high school. The day’s activities also serve as a focal point of a Guilford College January Term course on science fairs taught by David.
Guilford College has taken this opportunity to not only provide a venue for winners of local school science fair competitor's from grades K-12, but to make this event a true celebration of the students and their scientific endeavors. Guilford College cooperates with Guilford County Schools to host an event in which student projects are judged for originality and scientific merit, where winners can go on to state-wide competition.
In addition, the Greensboro Science Center sponsors an award that celebrates innovation in science for two students who exhibit original work with clear connections to their interests and strong scientific connections. The Innovation Award honors two student winners with a certificate and prize of a four-pack of tickets for each student to the Greensboro Science Center.
Judges, including Syngenta employees and Guilford faculty, will evaluate student posters in Hege Library and the Frank Family Science Center. When not being interviewed by judges, students will have opportunities for hands-on robotics activities run by the Early College at Guilford’s (ECG) robotics team and the Greensboro Science Center, have access to planetarium shows facilitated by Thom Espinola (physics), and opportunities to engage in science experiments led by ECG teacher Katheryn Cooper.
The day will culminate with an awards ceremony at Dana Auditorium which will have about 700 expected parents and students.
The ceremony will begin with an "Address from a Scientist," by Keenan Robinson, ATC, CSCS, NASM, who is the USA Olympic Swimming National Team High Performance Director.
Held on the Guilford campus for the fourth consecutive year, the fair is supported by generous grants from Syngenta.