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Invitational Science Fair Planned for Sunday, April 6th at Herricks High School

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Developed to promote the education and careers of young scientists, WAC Lighting will sponsor the Invitational Science Fair from 9 AM- 2 PM on Sunday, April 6th, at Herricks High School. For the past 15 years, The Research Association has hosted a Science Fair symposium that offers over 350 Long Island, NY students the opportunity to present their research experience to esteemed judges from leading institutions and businesses. Herricks High School is located at 100 Shelter Rock Road in New Hyde Park.

"This science fair lets students know that it's OK to be great in science. These students are really talented young people, and we understand that the future needs them," said WAC Lighting President Shelley Wald. "That's why it was really important for us to support our community this way."

The fair includes eight major categories with winners selected from projects developed and completed by high school seniors and underclass students (grades 9-11). Awards and scholarships will be presented to winners of First, Second and Third Places, as well as Honorable Mentions.  Participating students have spent months and even years, in labs exploring Environmental Science, Prototype Engineering; Biochemistry; General Biology; Behavioral Science; Chemistry; Physical Science; and Computer Science. The Research Association is a consortium of 13 Long Island, NY high schools represented by teachers advising students that science research is an active avenue into understanding the true nature of science. 

"We are honored to sponsor this year's Invitational Science Fair," continued Ms. Wald.  "Investing in science today will help develop business and industry leaders of tomorrow.  And perhaps, some of these young scientist will help solve some of the world's problems and contribute to a better life for all."

Participating students have gone on to pursue advanced studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stony Brook University, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, the University of Rochester and other top universities. Judges include over 120 academicians and professionals, with affiliations with leading institutions: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Columbia University, Long Island University, New York University, North Shore University Hospital-LIJ Medical Center, Wiell Cornell Medical College, Hofstra University and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

WAC Lighting is a leading manufacturer of future forward architectural, task and decorative lighting and is headquartered in Port Washington, New York.  Visit www.waclighting.com

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