LLCC to host Illinois Junior Academy of Science Regional Science Fair Saturday, March 21

LLCC will host the annual Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) Region 10 Science Fair Saturday, March 21. The public is invited to view the 45 science projects on display from noon to 3 p.m. in Cass Gymnasium. An awards ceremony will begin at 3 p.m.

The regional science fair, facilitated by Tony Rothering, LLCC professor of biology, provides students an avenue in which to exercise their knowledge and understanding of scientific methodology. IJAS encourages students with special ability and interest in science to go beyond the limits of the classroom in developing their own ideas, aiding them in their progress toward potential careers in science.

Students from eight area junior high and high schools will participate. Students whose projects receive an outstanding score will advance to the IJAS State Science Fair in Decatur on May 1-2.