The 2020 Twin Cities Regional Science Fairs were fun, educational, and a great way to give back to the kids in the Cities. Five Nokomisites braved the arena at the Fairgrounds on February 28th and 29th and met some amazingly talented young people who made us encouraged for the future.
How many of these projects could you do?
- "The Physics of Flipping Cats"
- "How doe the type of flour affect the size of a cookie?"
- "Mycoremediation of Organic Environmental Contaminants"
- "Expressing the sMMO genes from Methylosinus trichosporium in Escherichia coli for the biocatalysis of methanol production using methane".
This was our 27th year at the Fair, we've helped out every year since 1994. Let's spend our Bonus Leap Day helping the kids!
.. the same weekend as MarsCon, February 28-29. But it IS a leap year, so care to spend the bonus day on the Future?
Lynne and Phill will definitely be working on the event, from setup Friday AM through takedown Saturday afternoon. Join us if you can. We can post more specifics as the date gets closer.
will be held at the UofM Field House, 1800 University Ave SE, Minneapolis on
The Twin Cities Regional Science Fair takes place on Friday February 27th and Saturday, February 28th.
For the 22nd Year the Nokomis will be helping out with the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair. We started back at Augsburg College in 1994 with 120 displays and 90 judges. Now, the fair has 350 displays and well over 450 judges.
We could sure use your help. If you have a scientific or math background, you qualify to judge at the Fair. If you'd rather not judge or don't have that kind of background, we can use you too. If you're willing to work through logistics like entering scores or checking kids in, then please consider volunteering as well. You can sign up at the TCRSF's own web site.
The event takes place at the Field House, University of Minnesota. A rough timetable of events:
9:00AM Set up (lots of manual labor)
2:00PM Start checking in the students
4:30PM Judging Opens (runs until about 10PM)
10:00AM Start of award ceremony
12:00PM Begin takedown
2:30PM Lunch and fun.
Please consider whatever time you might be able to give. Even a few hours is valuable. Thank you.