Education Digest


Science fair set for this weekend at Long Reach High

The annual Howard County Mathematics, Science and Technology Fair for middle and high school students, sponsored in cooperation with Shimadzu Scientific Laboratories, will be held Friday and Saturday at Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia.

Judging for middle school projects will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday; for high school projects, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. An open house is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and the awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Local winners will advance to the Baltimore Science Fair, scheduled March 15 at Towson University. Winners of the Baltimore Science Fair will move on to the International Science and Engineering Fair, scheduled in Cleveland on May 11-17.

Board of Education to meet tomorrow

The Board of Education of Howard County will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The afternoon session will begin with a public forum, during which the public can address the board on topics for which there is no formal public hearing process. Sign-up in advance is preferred. No evening session is planned.

The board held its third and final public work session on the superintendent's proposed fiscal year 2004 operating budget, originally scheduled for Feb. 18, at 9 a.m. yesterday. The board will adopt the budget request at 9 a.m. Monday.

Information: 410-313-7197 or 410-313-6682.

HCC to hold college fair for disabled students

Howard Community College will hold a college fair for students with disabilities from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the college's Galleria. HCC's Project Access, a program designed to help students with disabilities make the transition into post-secondary education, is the sponsor.

Those who attend can learn about disability support and career services offered by more than 30 post-secondary schools. Representatives from the Division of Rehabilitation Services and the HEATH Resource Center, a national clearinghouse on education for people with disabilities, will be on hand.

Admission is free. In case of inclement weather, the fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. March 8 in the Galleria.

Information: 410-772-4625.

The college's board of trustees will hold a public meeting today, immediately after a work session that begins at 6 p.m., in the board's conference room A225 in the Administration Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Information: 410-772-4820.

Parents who speak Urdu focus of seminar

The ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Outreach Office will sponsor a seminar on post-secondary school options and college planning for parents who speak Urdu. It will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-7101.

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