MERC Sponsors Science and Engineering Fair

WARNER ROBINS, GA (February 5, 2014) – MERC is a proud sponsor of the Houston Regional Science and Engineering Fair to be held February 5-6 at the Robins Air Force Base Museum of Aviation in the Century of Flight Hangar.  Nearly 1,000 middle and high school students will participate in this year’s fair.

Winners will compete in the Georgia Science and Engineering Fair in Athens, GA on March 28, 2014.  The Best of Fair projects in the senior division will represent Houston County at the International Fair on May 12, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA.  Good luck to all those competing!

About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

To learn more, please visit MERC's website at