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High School Science Fair

Friday, 3/6/2020 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall

Big ideas, research fuse at COCC Science Fair

From treating E. coli with natural supplements to examining the impact of radio waves on honeybee navigation, research projects of innovation and discovery will converge at the annual Regional High School Science Fair at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6, in Wille Hall at the Coats Campus Center.

Students are representing a range of schools, from the Bend Science Station to Chiloquin High School. There will be nearly 60 projects in all, with exhibits open for public viewing from 12:30-1:45 p.m.

“The Science Fair is such an incredible opportunity because it motivates students to explore the world using the scientific process to answer their own questions,” said Sarah Fuller, director of the event and an associate biology professor at the college. “It gives students the opportunity to be curious and talk with scientists from academia and industry about their ideas.”

Some 18 projects will be selected to move on to the Northwest Science Expo held at Portland State University (April 10); twenty special awards will be handed out during the 2 p.m. awards ceremony, including a $2,000 scholarship to Oregon State University; and, two students will be selected to present their research at the Regeneron International Science Fair in Anaheim, California (May 10-15).

For more information, contact Sarah Fuller at 541-383-7556 or In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

COCC Science Fair