Science and engineering exhibits created by some of the region's top high school students will be on public display from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair in the Human Performance Center at the University of New Orleans.

Winners, teachers and schools participating in the fair will receive more than $60,000 in awards, prizes and grants. For the first time, a $1,000 "Powering the Future" scholarship will be offered to a female high school senior with a promising project. The scholarship is part of a $10,000 grant Entergy made to Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair, Inc.

GNOSEF encourages independent student research in science, technology, engineering and math. The fair is open to any student nominated by their middle or high school within the designated parishes. Entrants fall into two divisions: the Junior Division, for grades six to eight, and the Senior Division, for grades nine through 12. Public viewing for the Junior Division will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. For more information on the fair, visit