[Source: Valarie Potell, Arizona Daily Star] — Four Southern Arizona high school students are headed to Albuquerque for an international science fair after first-place finishes in the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair. More than 1,500 student science projects were on display this week at the Tucson Convention Center. Organizers initially expected 1,400-plus projects, but an unusually large number of late entries on Monday drove the number even higher, said Deputy Director Paula Johnson.
More than 120 high school student projects were judged, and the winners were announced at an awards ceremony Friday night for middle school and high school students. Elementary school winners were announced in a ceremony Thursday night. A student featured in a Tuesday Arizona Daily Star article about the regional fair, David Charles, will attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for the third straight year. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]