The Million Dollar return of the Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fair to Southwest Florida
On Saturday, February 2, 2013 the 56th annual Thomas Alva Edison Edison Science and Engineering Fair and the 25thannual Thomas A. Edison Regional Inventors Fair will be held at the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Alico Arena. Approximately 800 Southwest Florida private, public and home schooled students will be participating and competing for $900,000 in scholarships.
FGCU will be hosting a Celebration of Science across the FGCU campus throughout the morning and early afternoon. Free shuttle buses will operate to take students, their families and the public to a series of professional laboratory demonstrations featuring a variety of science disciplines. Activities will include separate demonstrations on criminal forensics, mosquito control, a solar energy field and a wetlands walk. FGCU is also conducting free campus tours throughout the day in conjunction with the Science and Inventors Fair.
Those visiting the FGCU campus on February 2nd can enjoy a full day of Science by attending the Inventors Fair (open to public at 1 PM), the Science Fair (open at 3:30 PM), SCIENCE LIVE! Conducted by the Edison & Ford Winter Estate and the numerous FGCU lab demonstrations across the university’s grounds. Come join this Science, Technology, Engineering and Math celebration!
Media representatives are encouraged to contact Jim Helms, of the Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fair Steering Committee firstname.lastname@example.org or 239.432.0970 to make arrangements for access to the Fairs and for an inside look at this major Southwest Florida educational event.
The Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventor Fairs (TAERSIF) Steering Committee works year-round to organize the Regional event that hosts more than 800 local students who have already won at their individual school Fairs. TAERSIF is a sanctioned event of the Edison Festival of Light. The Regional Fair and underwriting for student expenses for the Fairs is possible because of the support largely from the Fort Myers Kiwanis Club, Lee County Public Schools, Charlotte County Public Schools and strong support from The Edison Festival of Light, Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University, Edison State College, James and Eleanor Newton Scholarships and numerous other partners such as The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, The Imaginarium, Sony Electronics and The Home Depot.