This year they're calling it the STEM fair
If you didn't think STEM was an enormous buzzword in education these days, consider this: What the Hillsborough County School District used to call the Science and Engineering Fair is now called the STEM fair.
STEM, of course, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Politicians of all persuasions are advocating policies to get more students interested in science, and keep them there through college.
The STEM fair will take place Tuesday, Feb. 7 for private judging; and Wednesday, Feb. 8, for public viewing at the Tampa Convention Center. Awards ceremonies are 6 p.m. for elementary school and 8:30 p.m. for middle and high school.
Winners will represent Hillsborough County at the 57th annual State Science & Engineering Fair of Florida from April 3 - 5 5 at the Lakeland Center.