SOURCE: WAC Lighting Invitational Science Fair

WAC Lighting Invitational Science Fair

April 19, 2012 17:54 ET

WAC Lighting Invitational Science Fair to Be Held at Commack High School on Sunday, April 22nd

GARDEN CITY, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2012) - Over 400 high school students from across Long Island, New York will compete in The WAC Lighting Annual Invitational Science Fair, which will be held on Sunday, April 22nd from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, at Commack High School.

The Science Fair features projects in eight major categories with winners selected in Senior (grade 12) and Junior Divisions (grades 9-11). Awards and scholarships will be presented to winners of First, Second and Third Places, as well as honorable mentions. Categories include Environmental Science, Prototype Engineering; Biochemistry; General Biology; Behavioral Science; Chemistry; Physical Science; and Computer Science.

For 14 years, students have presented their research experience to esteemed judges from universities, hospitals, private practices and industries from the New York Metropolitan area. Participating students have spent months or even years in their high school or local university labs exploring the nature of cancer or inexpensive methods to produce alternative fuels. Everything is open for exploration; from astronomy to biotechnology, to basic research and theoretical studies, to projects focused on the practical.

Organized by The Research Association, the fair is a consortium of 13 Long Island, NY high schools represented by teachers dedicated to the importance of science education that understand that future leaders in science, technology and business begin focusing their skills in today's classrooms. The 13 high schools include: Commack, Great Neck North, Great Neck South, Herricks, Jericho, Locust Valley, Manhasset, North Shore Hebrew Academy, Paul D. Schreiber, Roslyn, South Side, Syosset, and The Wheatley School.

Participating students have gone on to pursue advanced studies at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), SUNY at Stony Brook, Harvard, Yale University, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Rochester University and others. Many have become medical doctors and other highly respected professionals.

Judges include over 120 academicians and professionals affiliated with Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Long Island University, New York University, North Shore University Hospital-LIJ Medical Center, Wiell Cornell Medical College, Hofstra University, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and other prestigious institutions.

The Science Fair is sponsored by WAC Lighting, a Garden City, New York-based global manufacturer of task and decorative lighting.

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