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Fostering future science, engineering majors


LBW Community College students are hoping an upcoming contest will encourage area middle school and high school students to consider science and engineering futures.

“LBW’s Science and Engineering Club is sponsoring a science fair contest,” said B.J. Ammons, club president.  “This is an opportunity to showcase research by students at middle schools and high schools in the area.”

 Winning teams in each category will be recognized at their school’s awards programs for placing first, second or third, he said.

The contest involves research processes and results presented on a tri-fold display, to be submitted at the Jeff Bishop Student Center on the Andalusia campus during one of three scheduled drop-off dates, he said.

“Each entry must have the approval of the school’s teacher or club sponsor. We hope each school in the county is represented with at least one team entry.”

Students interested in obtaining recognition at the college level should seek the official contest registration form from their school’s science teacher or counselor. The cost for each entry is $15. Entries will be accepted between the hours of 3-5 p.m. on Feb. 16, March 5, and March 27.

For more information, contact Dr. Brian Cushing, LBWCC Science and Engineering Club sponsor, at 334-881-2229 or

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Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges or SACSCOC to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science degrees and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College.