Prizes, glory await winners in Rome Science Fair

The 63rd annual Rome Science Fair, conducted by the Rome Academy of Sciences, will be March 7 at Rome Free Academy in the cafeteria and will be open to the public at 11 a.m., according to an announcement by the event’s 2020 Chair Paul Phister. The theme for this year’s fair is “Environmentally Safe.”

The Senior Science Fair, including grades 7-12, will cover 14 categories, with four specialty awards plus team awards and “Best of Fair” awards in various monetary amounts and values.

In addition, the New York State School for the Deaf will participate in the Rome Science Fair on Feb. 26 at the school. Award winners will be announced at the March 7 event along with the other awards.

The Rome Academy of Sciences this year will honor all past sponsors of the fair by paying the sponsorship fees, the announcement noted.

It cited 50 companies and organizations that have sponsored the fair over the years: Alion Science and Technology, Air Force Research Lab’s Information Directorate, AmeriCU, Association of Old Crows, Assured Information Security, Bartell Machinery Systems, Inc., Berkshire Bank, Birnie Bus Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Byrne Dairy, Byrne-Hollow Farm, Cole Innovations, Dart Communications, Deployed Resources, Engelbert’s Jewelers, Excelis, Fort Rickey, Ferlo’s Bakery, FPM Group, Friends of Science, Griffiss Institute, Harris Corporation, IEEE, Innovative Engineering, International Wire Rome Operations, ITT Advanced Engineering and Science, Izaak Walton League of America, Kris Tech Wire Co., MATCOM, Merrill Lynch, Mohawk Glenn Imaging PC, NYSTEC, Price Chopper of Rome (Golub Foundation), Revere Copper Products, Rome Animal Hospital, Rome Board of Education, Rome Memorial Hospital, Rome Fire Department Benevolent Association, RFA – AFJROTC, Rome Rotary, Rome Sentinel, Rome Strip Steel Co., Research Associates of Syracuse, Rome Toccolana Club, Rome Veterinary Hospital, SERCO, SI International, SUNY Poly Foundation, Tech Trek – Mobile Research Lab, Verizon, and Wal-Mart of Rome.

Also recognized for their contributions were four companies that are no longer operating locally or have merged into other companies: Dolphin Technology, Dove Photonics, Rome Savings Bank, and Time Warner Cable.

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