ATHENS, Ga. — More than 700 students from across the state recently competed for more than $25,000 in prizes and awards during the 66th Annual Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF), administered and hosted by UGA’s Georgia Center for Continuing Education, a Public Service and Outreach unit.

Joseph Flowers and Ryan Chatman, two high school students from Colquitt County High School, won Senior Division awards at the 66th Georgia Science and Engineering Fair (GSEF). The Advanced Academy of Georgia awarded Flowers the Senior Division Science Creativity Award for his project, titled “Creating a Safer Baby Stroller.”

Chatman took home the US Forest Service Southern Research Station’s Senior Division Award for Best Integration of Social & Biological/Physical Science for his project, titled “Production of Environmentally Friendly Biofuels.”

Each student advanced from school, local and regional fairs before being invited to compete at GSEF in Athens. The Office of Academic Special Programs at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education has been organizing the event since 2007, and more than 200 science professionals from throughout the state judge over 700 projects.

“The Georgia Science and Engineering Fair has been a truly gratifying experience,” said GSEF Director Nancy Thompson. “Meeting these young scientists, observing their infectious enthusiasm, and seeing the quality of their research gives us confidence for a bright future.”

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