Middle school students compete in annual E-Cubed Science Fair at RIT on April 9

Engineering, Exploration, Experimentation technology fair celebrates its 25th year of inspiring young people in STEM programs

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Area middle school students will participate in the annual E-Cubed engineering and technology fair and competition at RIT on April 9.

A science, engineering and technology design contest by area middle school students takes place at the annual Engineering, Experimentation, Exploration Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, in Clark Gymnasium at Rochester Institute of Technology.

More than 500 students from Monroe County schools are expected to participate in one of the largest engineering and science competitions. It is free and open to public.

The Engineering, Experimentation, Exploration Fair, known as the E-Cubed Fair, began in 1991 for middle school students to learn more about the field of engineering. This year marks its 25th anniversary of student design, robotics and science displays and competitions. There are usually 50 displays of student experiments and 30 displays from RIT student design classes, campus chapters of the national engineering societies and clubs.

Community engineering professionals and RIT graduate students and upperclassmen act as judges for the competition.

Sponsors of the Rochester event include the Rochester Engineering Society and Rochester chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.