VT Carilion School of Medicine hosts 36th annual Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair


More than 200 of the brightest high schoolers from across the state will participate in this year’s Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair April 9-10. The annual event awards medals and cash prizes as well as a chance to compete in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in May.

For the fourth year in a row, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is hosting the event. Participants earn the right to compete in the state fair by qualifying at their regional fairs. Due to COVID-19 safety measures, this will be the second year that the medical school has hosted the state fair virtually. Instead of gathering at Roanoke’s Berglund Center for a day of judging, students will submit video presentations of their projects. The international fair will also be held virtually.

“Last year’s fair happened just as safety measures for COVID-19 were being issued by the governor, and we were able to pivot very quickly to move the fair to a virtual format,” said David Trinkle, associate dean for community and culture. “This year was an easier transition because we had systems already in place.”

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