Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will host more than 300 of science and engineering’s best and brightest 6 – 12th graders at the
35th annual Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF) tomorrow, March 11, at 8 a.m.
The student competitors represent public, private and home schools from Douglas, Sarpy and Washington Counties.
MSEF is designed to promote interest in science and engineering, encourage students to do a research project in one of those areas and reward students for their efforts. The top projects will advance to the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences (NJAS) on Monday, April 17.
The schedule of events for the fair are as follows:
- 8 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: Junior-division (grades 6-8) and senior-division (grades 9-12) students present their projects to judges
- 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.: General public invited to view the projects
- 2:15 p.m.: Junior-division awards ceremony
- 3:15 p.m.: Senior-division awards ceremony
Capt. Barrington Irving, the youngest person and first African American to fly around the world solo, will also deliver a keynote presentation to students at 1:15 p.m.