UOG to host 40th Annual island-wide science fair Saturday

University of Guam (file photo)

Guam – This Saturday the University of Guam will host the 40th annual island-wide science fair in their Guam Science Building.

Students from schools across the island of Guam will be entering in categories like ecology and earth science, biology and medical, chemistry, sustainability, aerospace, robotics, and computer science. The grand prize is a trip to a Nasa sponsored space camp. UOG Professor Dr. Austin Shelton says the science fair which was founded by local long-time educator Claudia Taitano, is a great way to get students interested in science. So why is science so important?

“Science is important because it explains things in everyday life and it’s really evidence based. I think sometimes it’s easier not to believe science if it’s going to change your opinions or your values, but nothing is more evidence based than science,” said Dr. Shelton adding, “Science is valid it helps us to find answers to everyday problems and also very complex problems in the world that need to be solved.”

“There are careers in science if you’re interested in getting a biology or chemistry or computer science degree there will be careers in those fields,” said Dr. Shelton.

The island-wide science fair is this Saturday at the UOG science building from 8am to 3pm.