More scholarship money than ever will be on the line for student scientists and engineers competing in the Delaware Valley Science Fairs set for April 4, 2012, in Oaks, Pa.
The Delaware Valley Science Fairs (www.DVSF.org) will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Drexel University, University of the Sciences, Harrisburg University and NJ Center for Science, Technology, and Mathematics at Kean University are among the area colleges offering full and partial scholarships to the winners. In addition, cash prizes, awards and trips will be given by 64 Professional societies and organizations.
The media are invited to attend and cover the event which features students in grades 6-12 who have completed Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research projects and have advanced after competing in their local fairs. These bright students will now be competing at the regional level on Wednesday, April 4th, with the hopes of making it to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May.
The stakes are high for students and the competition is tough. Past winning research projects include rocket engineering, green buildings, breast cancer research and seismic faults. Two of last year’s projects were invited to present their work at the White House Science Fair. NO volcano models or solar system models among these entries from Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and the state of Delaware.
Fifteen winners from Delaware Valley Science Fairs will win an all expense paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA, from May 12th to 19th, where 1,500 high school students from 65 countries, regions, and territories and 48 states will showcase their research as they compete for more than $4 million in scholarships, trips and prizes.
“We are very excited about the caliber of students and their projects competing at this year’s Delaware Valley Science Fairs,” said DVSF Executive Director Henry Disston. “The students have dedicated many hours to hands-on research and preparing for this event. The projects’ depth and scope are eye-opening. These students hold the key to tomorrow’s innovations.
Students and Fair officials will be available for science fair feature profile interviews. The media are invited to attend the competition and meet the students. Also, University of the Sciences (www.usciences.edu) will host its Annual Winners Recognition breakfast on Friday, April 6th (Good Friday) at 9 a.m. -- the only time the winners will be together before leaving for the international competition.
Across the board these entries are groundbreaking and as elaborate as any college or professional scientific research, feeding a student’s natural curiosity and paving the way for great scientific careers and future innovations.
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