Remington and Agenstein Halls at Missouri Western State University will host two science fairs for high school students on Friday, March 10. Winners of the 39th annual Missouri Junior Academy of Science Regional Fair and the 44th annual Mid-America Regional Science and Engineering Fair will advance to the state level. Both events are open to the public.

The Junior Academy of Science fair will feature students from area high schools presenting their scientific research papers. The academy is the junior division of the Missouri Academy of Science, an organization that promotes the greater participation of students in science activities. This fair is sponsored by Nestle Purina. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. in Agenstein Hall, room 324. For more information, contact Dr. Csengele Barta,

The Mid-America Regional fair promotes education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and STEM-related fields, encourages the greater participation of high school students in scientific research and brings together students across northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas through competition. Posters will be available for public viewing from 3 to 4 p.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in Agenstein Hall, room 324. This fair is sponsored by Nestle Purina and the Kansas City Section of the American Chemical Society. For more information, contact Dr. Karen Koy,

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