SOURCE: California Science Center

May 18, 2007 17:31 ET

56th California State Science Fair

More Than 950 Students Vie for Top Honors at the California Science Center

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 18, 2007 --

What:      A photo/interview opportunity with over 950 middle and high
           school students from schools across the state, on-hand to
           present their science projects for category recognition, as well
           as over $50,000 in cash prizes.  In addition to category awards,
           top awards include the Patricia Beckman Project of the Year
           (Junior & Senior Division), Student of the Year and
           Teacher of the Year (Junior & Senior Division).

           Here is a sample of the many interesting projects at this year's
            - The Algae Weapon: Combatting Global Warming with
              Oil-Producing Algae
            - The NBA Takes a Bad Bounce: Evaluating Leather vs Synthetic
            - From Ashes to Life: Burned Region Plant Regeneration / Soil
            - Integrated Microfluidic Device for the Development of
              Human Embryonic Stem Cells

When:      Tuesday, May 22, 2007
           8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - as student projects are being judged
           **Note:  This is the only time period when you will be able to
           find all of the students at their projects**

Where:     California Science Center
           700 State Drive in Exposition Park, Los Angeles
           Enter the visitor parking lot at 39th and Figueroa Street
           **Check-in at the Information Desk inside the Science Center

Who:       - 950+ middle and high school students
           - Don Swanson, Chairperson, California State Science Fair Board
           - Ron Rohovit, Ed.D., Deputy Director of Education,
             California Science Center

General    Please visit for detailed
Info:      info on the  California State Science Fair.  The names of
           the award winners will be posted on this site May 22 after
           8 p.m.  Reporters may also contact the Communications
           Department at (213) 744-7446 for information on winners
           from their region or county beginning May 23.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Paula Wagner
    Natalie Lesly
    (213) 744-7446
    Paula's cell phone: (310) 770-5948