Showing off science projects

About 350 students demonstrated their pursuit of scientific knowledge at the 14th annual Western Upper Peninsula Science Fair Tuesday night. Fourth- through eighth-graders from 16 schools in Houghton, Baraga, Ontonagon and Gogebic counties participated in the fair, held in the Memorial Union Building at Michigan Technological University. “We had the most students and the most projects this year,” said Shawn Oppliger, director of the Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, which sponsored the event along with the Michigan Tech Chapter of American Society for Engineering Education and the Carnegie Museum.