Science and technology fair in Conway

by Christian Mower on May 8, 2014

Conway’s Technology Village is hosting the 7th Annual Mount Washington Valley Regional Science and Technology Fair Thursday.

Just more than two dozen students took part in the first year of the fair. Now it’s billed as the largest science fair in New Hampshire history, featuring more than 600 student exhibitors of 7th to 12th graders attending schools in the valley area.

Michelle Cruz is the Education Director at the Mount Washington Observatory, one of the fair’s sponsors. She has been involved with the fair for several years and is a project judge at the fair.

She says students at the fair have fun while working with their teacher mentors to craft and conduct experiments that can have practical applications in the so-called STEM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Participating students and their teachers at the fair will compete for more than $5,000 in prizes.

Free and open to the public, the fair runs from 9 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tech Village on Technology Lane in Conway.