10 March 2010
Posted in Press and Media
The 12th Annual OSC Science Challenge, sponsored by Lockheed Martin
Science Fair Winners From Eight Counties Face Off at Orlando Science Center - Saturday, March 13
Judging by Local Scientists and Engineers,10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Projects on Display Throughout Science Center, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ceremony featuring “Best in Fair” Cash and Awards at 3:00 p.m.
ORLANDO, FL - (March 10, 2010) - The best of the best compete on Saturday, March 13 as science fair winners from eight different counties converge at the Orlando Science Center for the 12th Annual OSC Science Challenge. More than 120 middle and high school students will be competing for cash prizes, awards and the ultimate title of ‘Best in Fair.”
Lockheed Martin and R.E.A.L.M (Retired Employees Associated with Lockheed Martin) sponsor the competition to inspire tomorrow’s scientists today. All participants in the OSC Science Challenge are invited to compete only after winning science fairs in their respective counties. The Orlando Science Center organizes and hosts this yearly event to nurture local talent and provide these bright young minds with the opportunity to better prepare themselves for the state science fair. The Science Challenge also offers the public a chance to see the state’s most innovative science projects and meet our community’s budding scientists.
This year’s event boasts the highest number of participating counties to date. Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, Polk and Volusia counties all have participants competing. Brevard holds the highest number with 50 students. Projects will be on display throughout the Orlando Science Center and be available for public viewing from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on March 13. This year over 100 fascinating projects will fill the halls. Participants will be competing in two divisions (Junior and Senior) and in categories including chemistry, engineering, computer science, environmental science and more. The competition is governed under International Science and Engineer Fair Rules (ISEF).
During the competition, judges will review the projects and interview the participants from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The judges’ panel consists of local scientists and engineers and retired professionals. The anticipation all comes to a head in an awards ceremony when the coveted “Best in Fair” award and trophy will be announced at 3:00 p.m. All participants, their guests and the general public are invited to attend this ceremony.
For more information, please call 407.514.2000. General public can view the projects as part of their general admission to the Orlando Science Center, which is $12.00 for children, (ages 3-11), $17.00 for adults, and free for members. Tickets also include access to all Science Center exhibits, giant screen films, and live programs. Exhibits available for touring that day include Frogs, Science in Toyland, Science Park, and more.