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Regional Science Fair to Highlight Lilburn Students' Work

More than 1,000 students, including those from Lilburn schools, will participate in the fair Friday, Feb. 22.

Nearly 50 students from Lilburn-area schools will participate Friday in the 35th annual Gwinnett County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

There are more than 1,000 student in all participating in county's largest regional event for science learning, and students from public schools, charter schools, private schools and home schools are among those participating. (Below, see the Lilburn list, which includes the Berkmar, Meadocreek and Parkview clusters.)

The fair takes place Friday, Feb. 22, at Gwinnett Center, located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth. Visitors may attend the open house, which begins at 4:00 p.m. The awards ceremony takes place at 7:30 p.m.

The theme this year is "Motivating the Next Generation of Science and Engineering Leaders—from Classroom to Career."

The following Lilburn-area schools are participating:

Berkmar Cluster:

  • Bethesda Elementary: Six students, six projects

Meadowcreek Cluster:

  • Meadowcreek High School: Three students, three projects
  • Radloff Middle School: Two students, two projects
  • Hopkins Elementary School: Five students, five projects

Parkview Cluster:

  • Parkview High School: Six students, five projects
  • Trickum Middle School: 21 students, 17 projects
  • Arcado Elementary School: Four students, four projects

In addition, the fair features student scientific work during the “Distinguished Research Symposium,” scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aprotim Cory Bhowmik, a junior at Parkview High will present “Hemodynamic Interactions in Arterial Networks with Atherosclerosis" as part of the symposium.

Jonathon Wetherington, director of science at Gwinnett County Public Schools, said the fair allows students to explore the world of science by seeing how it affects culture and economy.

"The real-world nature of the experience truly prepares students to discover not only a little bit about science and engineering, but a great deal about how they are being prepared for a bright future," he said.

Have school news or story idea you want to share, contact Local Editor Joy L. Woodson at Joy.Woodson@patch.com or 404-539-9256.

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