Regional science fair gives kids hands on experience

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - In 1956, Arkansas State University experimented with a new way to get kids interested in science.

On Friday, the 58th Annual Northeast Arkansas Regional Science Fair is still making the grade.

The fair has drawn kids from 15 school districts across Region 8 to get some valuable hands on experience.

"I think this is a great way to get students interested in Science, Math and Technology.  And also, to give them some experience in doing scientific research," said Tillmon Kennon, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics at ASU.

Professor Kennon said this year they broke their record with around 215 entries.

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