4th Annual NP-AHEC/NJAS Science Fair set for Tuesday

March 5, 2019

SCOTTSBLUFF — Students from across the Panhandle will convene in Scottsbluff uesday, March 5 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. to share over 54 science projects ranging from “Growing in Color”, “Effect of Electromagnetic Waves on Bacteria”, and “Frozen Forensics” at the 4th annual Nebraska Panhandle Area Health Education Center (NP- AHEC) and Nebraska Junior Academy of Science (NJAS) Combined Regional Science Fair.

Students will be judged on items including: Scientific Method, communication skills and personal growth by a panel o fjudges including: Scott Alwin, Director of Service Excellence- RWMC, Alex Henwood with Riverside Discovery Center, Jessica Lecher with Panhandle Partnership, William Loring instructor with Western Nebraska Community College, Alvis Mar with Agate National Monument, Faith Mills, Executive Director with Panhandle Partnership, Dan Morford with Scottsbluff National Monument, lrene North, reporter with the Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Jana Schwartz extension educator/4-H with University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension, Dr. Susan Wilhelm, faculty University of Nebraska College of Nursing West Nebraska Division and Nebraska Panhandle Area Health Education Center Board Member.

Participants are competing to earn a trip to Lincoln in April for the State NJAS competition and for eighth and ninth graders only, a trip to UNMC in Omaha in June. This event is sponsored by Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures- Search today for healthier tomorrows, City of Gering Keno Funds, ESU #13, Nebraska Panhandle Area Health Education Center, Wal-Mart, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center and College of Nursing- West Nebraska Division.