PLEASANTON -- Hundreds of Alameda County middle and high school students will present their science research projects this Friday and Saturday at the Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair.

The public is invited to view projects between 2:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday, after judging has taken place. Admission and parking are free. The science fair is being held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave.

The fair is intended to generate interest in science, technology, engineering and math concepts. It is affiliated with the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the California State Science Fair. All sixth through twelfth-graders from home school, charter, public, private and parochial schools in the county are eligible to participate. Grand prize winners and runners-up will move on to the state science fair.

For more information, visit www.acsef.org.

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