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WAC Lighting Sponsors 2014 Invitational Science Fair

Port Washington, New York – Developed to promote the education and future careers of young scientists on Long Island, WAC Lighting will sponsor the Invitational Science Fair from 9 AM- 2 PM on Sunday, April 6th, at Herricks High School on Long Island, New York. For the past 15 years, The Research Association has hosted a Science Fair symposium that offers over 350 Long Island students the opportunity to present their research experience to esteemed judges from leading institutions and businesses. Herricks High School is located at 100 Shelter Rock Road in New Hyde Park, New York.

“This science fair lets students know that it’s OK to be great in science. These students are really talented young people, and we understand that the future needs them,” said WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald. “That’s why it was really important for us to support our local community this way.”

The fair includes eight major categories with winners selected from projects developed and completed by high school seniors and underclass students (grades 9-11). Awards and scholarships will be presented to winners of First, Second and Third Places, as well as Honorable Mentions. Participating students have spent months, and even years, in school or local university labs exploring a wide range of topics including: Environmental Science, Prototype Engineering; Biochemistry; General Biology; Behavioral Science; Chemistry; Physical Science; and Computer Science.

“Many of these students will go on to be the future researchers in science,” said Richard Kurtz, a science teacher at Commack High School and President of the Research Association. “It’s fairs like these that gives students the experience of interacting professionally about their research.”

The Research Association is a consortium of 13 Long Island, NY high schools represented by dedicated teachers that advise students that science research is an active gateway into the understanding of the true nature of science. The members of the association understand that future leaders in science, technology and business begin to focus their skills in the challenging classrooms of today.

“We are honored to sponsor this year’s Invitational Science Fair,” continued Ms. Wald. “Investing in science today will help develop business and industry leaders of tomorrow. And perhaps, some of these young scientist will help solve some of the world’s problems and contribute to a better life for all.”

Participating students have gone on to pursue advanced studies at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Stony Brook University, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, the University of Rochester and many other top universities.

Judges include over 120 academicians and professionals, with affiliations with leading institutions: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Long Island University, New York University, North Shore University Hospital-LIJ Medical Center, Wiell Cornell Medical College, Hofstra University, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and other prestigious institutions.

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