Thursday, February 21, 2013

Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair Coming to the University of New Orleans

The 2013 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) will be held at University of New Orleans Feb. 26-28. More than 350 middle and high school students from metro New Orleans will display the results of their scientific inquiry. The fair, now in its 58th year, is one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. 

Open to students from Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, GNOSEF encourages independent student research in science, technology, engineering and math. Participants are winners from local school science fairs who will compete for more $25,000 in individual and school prizes and admission into the State Science Fair on March 25-27 at LSU in Baton Rouge and the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held May 12-17 in Phoenix, Ariz. 

GNOSEF is hosted by the University of New Orleans, Tulane University and the Greater New Orleans Science Fair, Inc., a nonprofit organization, and is supported by local industry, foundations and individuals, including major donors H. Britton Sanderford, Jr. and the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.

Exhibits are open to the public on Thursday, Feb.28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at no charge. 

For more detailed information, visit the GNOSEF website>>