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LSU Alexandria to host area students for Region IV Science and Engineering Fair

Released: 02/06/2012

LSU Alexandria will host the Region IV Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Fitness Center on campus. Early set-up will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Set-up on Saturday morning will be from 7 until 8 a.m. with judging to begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. The competition will continue through noon.

Students from the nine-parish area of Region IV will present projects to panels of judges who will select the winners to advance to state competition. Projects are submitted in a variety of categories including animal science, behavior and social sciences, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, environmental science, physics and many more.

Public viewing of projects will be from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. with the awards ceremony following at 2:30 p.m. in the Coughlin Hall Auditorium.

The Louisiana Region IV Science and Engineering Fair is dedicated to the promotion of science exploration and experimentation in students attending middle school and high school. The Region IV Science Fair is affiliated with the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair (LSU-Baton Rouge) and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Winners from the regional fair progress on to state and international competition. Region IV serves public, private and home schools in a 9-parish area including Rapides, Avoyelles, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Sabine, Vernon, Catahoula, and Concordia parishes.

For more information about the Region IV Science Fair, contact director Sandra Purifoy at or visit