WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) – An area science and engineering fair is making a comeback after more than a decade.
The Red River Regional Science and Engineering Fair took place on Friday. This is the second year it has returned since 2008 and this year attendance has more than doubled from last year.
Sixth and twelfth graders from all over Texoma presented their research projects and engineering projects.
Projects ranged from kidney health to soil erosion and even research into different factors for strokes. Judges from Midwestern State University and other volunteer organizations would talk to each student, evaluate their projects, and then give them a grade.
“They learn how to conduct proper scientific investigation, which is more important than ever,” said Jessica Mitchell, Righteous Co-Chair. “We’ve seen a lot of things come out during the COVID years and they weren’t the best. Students are learning how to do proper studies and how to truly pursue their passions.
Students with the highest grades will have the opportunity to advance to the Texas State Science and Engineering Fair at Texas A&M in College Station. Winners will be announced Friday night at MSU Texas.