More ways to keep up with the latest news from Polk County Public Schools:

Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair Set for This Week

February 13, 2018

The 34th annual Polk Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) is coming to the Bartow Civic Center and Harrison School for the Arts.

Projects will be open for the public to view on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. The fair will conclude with an awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Harrison School for the Arts’ auditorium.

PRSEF provides an opportunity for students in grades 6-8 to showcase their independent research in areas of science, engineering and mathematics.  Students are selected after competing at their school fairs.

This year’s event features 175 projects from 22 public, private and charter schools.

Students’ projects are evaluated by a team of volunteer judges with thorough knowledge of the relevant subject areas. PRSEF winners have a chance to win special awards that include certificates, monetary prizes, and the opportunity to compete at state and international science fairs.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit