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Science fair going from strength to strength

The 2019 Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair starting tomorrow is going to be the biggest in its four-decade history.

Eastland Network general manager Brent Stewart said the organising committee was “thrilled” with the level of entries, which has exceeded previous years.

“Eastland Network is delighted to support the Science and Technology Fair again this year,” he said.

“This is a Tairawhiti institution that thousands of students have taken part in over many decades, and it’s going from strength to strength.

“As students engage with science, technology, engineering and maths, they’re encouraged to develop new ways of thinking and seeing the world,” said Mr Stewart.

“I encourage everyone to come along to the fair and discover what the future might look like, as imagined by our region’s future scientists, engineers and big thinkers.”

With more than $2000 in prizes up for grabs and highly coveted trophies and certificates to be won, the fair provides high levels of motivation for schools and students.

Special prizes include The Electric Village Most Original Concept in Technology, the IPENZ Engineers New Zealand Cup, and the Eastland Network Best in Fair Cup.

“The Science and Technology Fair stimulates big ideas and produces interesting investigations year after year,” said Mr Stewart.

“It provides a great starting point for students to build their future in science, technology, engineering and maths.

“This weekend will be a celebration of their focused learning, curious thinking and boundless imaginations.”

Those involved in the fair are grateful to everyone who has supported the event and provided sponsorship.

The Science and Technology Fair is open to the public from tomorrow to Sunday from 10am to 5pm at the Showgrounds Events Centre. Entry is free. Prize-giving will be at the Events Centre from 11am on Sunday. For more information go to mysciencefair.co.nz