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Science Fairs on PBS

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Michael Black, Sep 3, 2003.

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  1. This may be a bit late for some, since the program has
    already aired in some areas, but PBS is this week
    running a program entitled "Young Scientists with John Merrow"
    about a number of high school students competing in
    "Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair".
    The PBS page is at

    I can remember when science fairs were a pretty big thing
    (when did Westinghouse stop being sponsor of the biggest
    US fair?), and it seemed to be part of a general agreement
    that science was important.

    As we've seen in this newsgroup over the years, there seems
    to be a decline in interest in hobby electronics and the
    disappearance of most of the magazines (or did the latter
    cause the former?). If things like science fairs aren't getting
    much attention, surely it contributes to the decline. So maybe
    PBS running a special about a science fair will be a start
    at reversing the situation.

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