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Brightest brains to get spotlight at ODU science fair

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The 63rd annual Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair will be held Saturday at Old Dominion University's Webb Center. Student projects will be open for viewing from 12:30- 1:30 p.m. Awards will be given at 2 p.m.

Students from private and public schools in 17 cities and counties in South Hampton Roads, the Peninsula, the Middle Peninsula and the Eastern Shore are eligible to enter. Categories include environmental sciences, engineering, Earth systems, computer sciences, botany, math and medicine.

More than $5,000 will be awarded to students and teachers.

From the senior division, 25 students will be invited to attend the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair. Two will be invited to attend the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix in May.

Junior division winners will be able to participate in other national competitions.

The science fair is paid for entirely through donations from the public.

Originially printed http://hamptonroads.com.nyud.net/2014/03/brightest-brains-get-spotlight-odu-science-fair.