Junior and senior high schools are invited to participate in the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's 2012 Science Fair Exposition.

Junior and senior high schools are invited to participate in the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s 2012 Science Fair Exposition.

The deadline for registration is Jan. 27 and the science fair will be held Feb. 16 in the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health Physical Education and Recreation Complex.

The date of the science fair has been set to enhance the readiness and competitiveness of students for the regional fairs at Monticello, Jonesboro, Batesville, Central Arkansas and the state fair at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

The science fair is expected to include several additional schools in Southeast Arkansas and 175-plus participants. It will be conducted as an affiliated regional fair, following the state and national mandated rules governing research and the presentation/display of results.

According to officials, preparation for college through the science fair experience strengthens students’ skills in math/science and develops personal skills related to dedication, perseverance and organization, which are vital to success in high school and college.

Registration forms can be obtained online at www.uapb.edu or by contacting Paralee N. Fitzpatrick at (870) 575-8215 or fitzpatrickp@uapb.edu .