During the past week, students across the country ranging from nursery to secondary schools showcased numerous projects which captivated fellow students and onlookers as part of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) fair. Students of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were not left out as they presented a series of witty projects at the biennial event.The competition which was held at the Cotton Field Secondary School on March 7 and 8, garnered participation from 26 schools resulting in excess of 50 projects being presented. The event which was held under the theme ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics; Paving the way for a green and sustainable society’ was declared open by Regional Chairman of Region Two, Devanand Ramdatt. Many of the projects focused on sustainable development, oil and gas, and promoting a greener society.Students from Region Two highlighting the sections of a rice factoryAmongst the impressive presentations was Abram Zuil Secondary which showcased a neem, garlic and pepper project, and Wakapoa Secondary innovated a way to rid the Pomeroon River of debris. Abram Zuil’s neem, garlic and pepper project was aimed at eradicating pest infestations and reducing air, water and land pollution. Meanwhile, Wakapoa Secondary, which is located in the Pomeroon riverine area, opted to work on a project that hits close to home. The inventive students have thought up a way to systematically clean the Pomeroon River and by extension any river in the country. Students noted that they selected this project due to the massive amounts of pollution in the river, causing it to be clogged on occasions. The ‘Marine cleaner’ is powered by a renewable energy source.Lima Nursery came out on top of the Nursery category, while CV Nunes took away the first prize in the Primary category for their Mathematics project. In the Secondary category, Anna Regina Multilateral, Abram Zuil Secondary and Wakapoa Secondary copped the top spots. There was also an open category in which Essequibo Technical Institute presented two projects.Speaking with the Coordinator of the event, Deodat Singh, Guyana Times was told that the fair ran smoothly and was a success. “Yes, it was a success. The theme was paving the way for a green society and all our projects were focused on the theme,” Singh stated. The enthusiastic man highlighted that he was very proud of the work that the students in the region had done, noting that they are ready and rearing to journey to Georgetown for the National STEAM Competition in April. “We are ready; we are hoping to take at least 10 projects to Georgetown for the national competition.”As a part of the STEAM fair, the Suddie Public Hospital hosted what Singh described as a ‘mini career fair’.Aside from services such as blood pressure and weight checks, patrons were able to donate blood on site and students had access to a wealth of information on Science related careers.