Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County will be hosting the First Annual Science and Engineering Fair for all middle school and high school students in Nassau County on Saturday, May 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. This event will be the first time that any county in New York State has created a county-wide science and engineering fair. The First Annual Science and Engineering Fair is sponsored by: Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT), WAC Lighting, Rotary, and Empower Solar.
“Long Island has many opportunities for young people because more and more high tech and science focused companies are choosing to locate here,” said County Executive Mangano. “Nassau County is helping our young people understand the importance of science and technology by encouraging their work on science and engineering projects.”
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL), a non-profit organization located in Rockville Centre, is serving as the program managers. CSTL has a mission of encouraging science learning and literacy. CSTL develops programs for people of all ages. CSTL is currently administering a global competition called The Clean Tech Competition and has created competitions nationally and globally.
The competition will be divided into categories and winners will receive monetary rewards in each category and as overall winners. Several sponsors are helping including Long Island Forum for Technology and WAC Lighting. For more information please call the CSTL at: (516) 764-0045.