The Delaware Valley Science Fairs (DVSF) is calling upon medical professionals, college professors, engineers, scientists, environmentalists and “green” experts to volunteer one day of their expertise to help one of the most important science education programs in the Delaware Valley. Judging takes place on Wednesday, April 6, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Winners from these fairs will be sent to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, Calif., in May.
Judges will be needed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided during the event. DVSF features students in grades 6-12, who have won at their local fairs in the tri-state area. Judging instruction and support are included.
Like the Olympics, the stakes are high for students – nearly $1 million in scholarship and prize money will be awarded at the Delaware Valley Science Fairs. Past winning research projects include rocket engineering, green buildings, breast cancer research and seismic faults. There are NO paper mache volcanoes or solar system models among these entries from Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and the state of Delaware.
It is the intention of DVSF that students receive as much positive reinforcement for their efforts as possible. It is important for students to meet people, such as you, because that experience enriches their education and perhaps encourages them to pursue a career in science or engineering. A few minutes of professional contact with a student-scientist or engineer may make a lifetime of difference in their career.
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.
Those interested in judging are urged to visit the Delaware Valley Science Fairs’ Web site, www.dvsf.org or call (215) 895-5840.
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