By: Willa Neale, KAB Intern
Kevin Lockett, KAB Board Member/Summit of Sustainability Committee Member, Cindy Pantea, KAB Staff/Summit of Sustainability Committee Member and Carl Safreed, P.E. (Head Judge) of Canton City Health Department’s Air Pollution Control Division are excited to return to Akron Public Schools to judge the 60th annual Science, Math and Technology Expo on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The event will be held in North High School from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Projects will be open to the public from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.
The Keep Akron Beautiful/Greenprint for Akron affiliated judges will spend the day viewing projects from almost 500 students from all over the district. Our judges will be looking to award prizes to projects that address the goals and issues included in the Greenprint for Akron Smart Goals. Projects geared toward sustainability and climate change strategies will be eligible for cash prizes. First, second and third place winners will receive prizes of $250, $100 and $50 respectively. Prizes are provided by the agency’s Greenprint for Akron budget. Last year, the judges were highly impressed with all the students’ newfound knowledge, research and possible solutions to real-life challenges. Three winners’ standing out from 2015’s science fair chose different aspects stemming from the Combined Sewer Overflow issue. Read about last year’s winners in our blog.
Participating schools include: David Hill CLC, Mason CLC and Seiberling CLC, Buchtel CLC, East CLC, Hyre CLC, Innes CLC, Jennings CLC, Litchfield, Miller South, Roswell Kent, and STEM, Akron Early College, Buchtel CLC, East CLC, Firestone, Garfield and STEM.
Look forward to a follow-up blog!