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700 young scientists compete at this week's Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair

More than 700 young students in grades 5-12 from the southern end of Utah’s Wasatch Front are competing this week (March 22-25) for more than $30,000 in cash awards and scholarships at the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair at the Brigham Young University Conference Center.

The young scientists are also vying for the opportunity to represent Central Utah at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest pre-college science competition.

The fair is open to the public. For a complete schedule, visit

John Gardner (801-422-2202,, director of the BYU Microscopy Lab in the BYU Department of Integrative Biology, directs the fair.

Lisa Clarke (801-422-1987,, a joint employee of the BYU-Public School Partnership and the McKay School of Education, manages the day-to-day work to develop the fair and students’ abilities to compete.

The fair is open to students from Alpine, Jordan, Nebo, Provo, Canyons and Wasatch School Districts.

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