Students compete with projects across 13 scientific disciplines to advance to state competition
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 6
STEM Demonstrations and Exhibits: 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Clay County Fairgrounds
2497 State Road 16
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
The expo is sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Clay County, whose members serve as judges for the event.
By qualifying during competition in STEM expos at their individual schools, 412 students in grades 6-12 advanced to the county competition. The expo will feature 342 projects entered in one of 13 different areas of scientific inquiry: behavioral science, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science, Earth/planetary science, engineering, environmental science, math, medicine/health, microbiology, physics/astronomy, and zoology.
“I invite the community to join us at the STEM Expo on Monday for a firsthand look at how we are advancing scientific inquiry and knowledge in our schools,” said Addison Davis, Clay County’s superintendent of schools. “Beyond scientific knowledge, students are learning and developing the necessary skills to participate and compete in society. Students are acquiring the ability to navigate through inquiry-based projects, conduct investigations, collect and evaluate data, and present recommendations based on evidence. On behalf of the school district, I would like to thank our local Rotary Clubs for their continued support for improving teaching and learning in Clay.”
At the awards ceremony, judges will announce the 14 winners who will advance to the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida in Lakeland this spring.