[Source: Michael Struening, Arizona Republic] — Several Valley high school students will test their science skills in a nationwide event this month. The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which is under way this week in Albuquerque, showcases nearly 1,500 students from 40 countries in the world’s largest precollege science competition.
Winners will compete for a range of prizes including scholarships, tuition grants and internships. The grand prize this year is a $50,000 college scholarship. Students can compete in up to 18 categories ranging from animal sciences to cellular and molecular biology to medicine and health to astronomy. National participants have moved on from regional competitions including the Valley. [Note: To read the full article, click here. For more information about the competition, click here.]