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Austin Energy seeking science fair volunteers

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Austin Energy has organized and sponsored the city’s Regional Science Festival to encourage children to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math for 18 years. This year’s festival, the second-largest city-sponsored science fair in the country, begins Feb. 19 and continues through Feb. 22 at the Palmer Events Center. Austin Energy is looking for volunteers to help run the show, which features science projects from more than 3,000 students from 23 school districts and 12 counties. Many of the students move on to compete in state and international competitions. Volunteers need not have any specific qualifications but they should be comfortable working with students. Judges with specific skills and knowledge are also needed. For more information, visit, where you will find a link to sign up. The festival offers a public viewing of the science projects, educational booths and scientific demonstrations for the kids.

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