Science fair is Feb. 2

The public is invited to the 6th annual ACTC/FIVCO Area Science and Engineering Fair on Feb. 2 at the Technology Drive Campus of Ashland Community and Technical College.
The fair is offered for students in fourth to twelfth grades in public, parochial or home-based schools in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence Counties in Kentucky.
Entries will be judged in the morning, and there will be an open house for the community beginning at 11:30 a.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in six categories: Biomedical and Behavioral Health Sciences; Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences; Engineering and Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy; Chemistry; and, new this year, Robotics and Computer Sciences.
ACTC is coordinating this fair to promote and recognize student achievements in science and engineering, with support through a grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. Fair winners will be eligible for participation in a state regional science fair.
“We continue our mission not only to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders, but to provide a platform that will foster their talents and build their self-confidence, communication skills and leadership abilities,” said Mia Brown, fair director.
The Technology Drive Campus is located just off KY 67 (Industrial Parkway), accessible from I-64 exit 179 or from US 23 one mile south of Greenup.
For more information, email Mia Brown at mbrown0643@kctcs.edu, or go to the web at ashland.kctcs.edu/sciencefair.