Riverside County students earn gold medals, advance to state, national and international science fairs

RIVERSIDE – Sixty-five students earned gold medals, including three sweepstakes winners, while dozens of prizes and entries into state, national and international fairs were awarded at the conclusion of the 2021 virtual Riverside County Science and Engineering Fair, March 15-16.A total of 326 students from 30 affiliate fairs represented public, charter and private schools and presented their findings in 305 projects spanning 19 subject matter categories from biochemistry and behavioral and social sciences to microbiology and robotics and intelligent machines.Gold, silver and bronze medals were presented, along with community donor awards. Within each of the 19 subject matter categories, students competed in the Elementary Division for grades 4-5, Junior Division for grades 6-8 a
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