As part of our ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Lexmark once again sponsored and helped judge this year’s Kentucky Science and Engineering Fair (KY-SEF) for middle and high school students. The event was held Saturday, March 28, at Eastern Kentucky University.
The annual fair featured the work of approximately 300 students who advanced through local and regional competitions. They competed for trophies, ribbons, university and private scholarships, and special awards from corporations and organizations in 20 categories.
“Lexmark’s continued sponsorship of KY-SEF goes hand-in-hand with our philanthropic focus on diversity and STEM education,” said Jeri Isbell, vice president, human resources and corporate communications. “We couldn’t be happier with the level of dedication and innovation these students are showing at such a young age, and we hope they inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”
The “Best of Fair” winners at the high school level are now eligible to enter Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in May. Lexmark engineers will help the students prepare for the international fair by spending a day giving them feedback and recommendations on their presentations. Students will also have the chance during that time to ask questions from a Lexmark panel about choosing a career in STEM.
Click here to view photos from the event.
For more information on KY-SEF, including photographs of past participants, visit the fair’s website.