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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Fifth-grader Cassie Stockdale of Liberty Elementary School discusses her science project with Jack McCord at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 29, 2012. About 750 elementary, junior high and high school students participated in the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair. Stockdale's project studied the possibility of salsa eating through metal.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair is taking place this week at the University of Utah’s Rice-Eccles Stadium.

The public is invited to view the projects on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 3 p.m.

The awards ceremony will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at East High School, 840 Ss 1300 East, Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair is organized by the University of Utah’s Center for Science and Mathematics Education. It is an annual competition for students in grades 5 through 12 who attend a public, private or charter school in the Canyons, Granite, Murray, Park City, Salt Lake or Tooele school districts or the Salt Lake Catholic Diocese. Home-schooled students also are encouraged to participate.