ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — The bright, innovative minds of the future gathered at the Mayo Clinic to show off their hard work.
For 30 years the “GATEway Science Fair” allows third through sixth graders to compete in a science fair, but without the stress of having to compete for a prize.
The fair lets kids work on their projects and have actual scientists come in and evaluate their work.
GATEway loves the partnership with the Mayo Clinic, because they believe students gain a lot learning from some of the best scientific minds in the country.
“A lot of our reviewers are associated with the Mayo Clinic. We do have Mayo medical students that also either review or help volunteer and actually even help plan our fair. So, it has been a really great partnership and some of the kids that come are actually dressed in lab coats and stuff and I think they really feel like this is part of what they want to do when they grow up,” said Ginny Amundson, GATEway Co-President.
More than 230 kids enrolled in this year’s science fair, all of them students from Rochester and surrounding area schools.
After the review period, the fair was open for everyone, allowing students to show off their work.