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College of Engineering Supports Regional Science/Engineering Fair

December 4, 2009

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering will be a major supporter of the 2010 Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair, to be held in late February. Students in the 6th through 12th grades in 10 north central Texas counties will be participating in the fair.

This will be the 59th year for the Science and Engineering Fair. The 2010 chairman is Dr. Liping Tang, a professor of bioengineering at UT Arlington.

“Participating in these fairs is an excellent way for students to take part in real research projects, experiencing mathematics, science and engineering as it is done in the industrial and academic worlds,” said Dr. Tang.

Students compete in several categories for awards including college scholarships. High school students who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their category have the opportunity to participate in the Texas State Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio in April. The “Best of the Fort Worth Fair” (1st and 2nd places) will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, California in May.

The 2010 Fort Worth Regional Science & Engineering Fair will be held on Sunday, February 28 and Monday, March 1 in the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall of the Will Rogers Memorial Center. There is no charge for students or schools to participate in the Fair. Entry rules and guidelines are available at the Fair’s web site – http://www.fwrsef.org. The deadline for registering is January 22.

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering, which celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, has emerged as one of the most comprehensive engineering programs in North Texas and the nation. The college’s eight baccalaureate, 12 master’s and nine doctoral degree programs serve approximately 3,700 students, making it the fourth largest engineering college in Texas. With more than 21,000 alumni, the college provides the local, regional and national workforce with motivated and highly skilled graduates. Research expenditures in the past year grew to more than $40 million, and the University will invest $160 million to add 295,000 square feet of facilities in the next three years. With a commitment to creating viable solutions to today’s most pressing problems, the College of Engineering is helping to propel UT Arlington toward its goal of becoming a national research university.

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