Valparaiso University, in partnership with ArcelorMittal, will host the 67th annual Northwestern Indiana Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 22 in the Harre Union Ballroom.

Students in grades 6–12 from schools in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Jasper, Pulaski and Newton counties will participate and compete for many prestigious awards and cash prizes, including scholarships to the University.

The top winners from both the senior and junior divisions will go on to compete at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair on March 28 at The Center in Indianapolis. The top senior division winners will also have a chance to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Anaheim, California, in May.

This year’s regional fair will once again have a platinum title sponsor ArcelorMittal. In addition to funding support, many of their employees have signed up to be volunteer judges.

Several other local businesses have also made significant contributions as well, including SENSIT Technologies, Thermco Instrument Corporation, Kuraray(MonoSol) and SAIC.

The science fair will begin with judging from 10 a.m. – noon in the Harre Union Ballroom with many Valparaiso University faculty and staff participating as judges. The exhibit hall will be open to the public for viewing after noon with an awards ceremony beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.

All are welcome to attend this exciting event, which showcases some of the brightest young minds in the community.

For complete information on the fair, please visit valpo.edu/nwisef or contact Fair Director Robert Clark at robert.clark@valpo.edu or Fair Coordinator Marcie Guzman at marcie.guzman@valpo.edu.