These semi-finalists selected by a panel of distinguished scientists and engineers from a record high of 2,499 applicants in 37 states, Puerto Rico and the Department of Defense overseas. The applicants were nominated to compete in the Broadcom MASTERS by placing among the top 10 percent of middle school competitors at Society-affiliated regional and state science fairs, including North Carolina State Science Fair. And for the second year in a row, there will be an equal number of male and female finalists competing in this prestigious competition, which seeks to inspire young scientists, engineers and innovators who will solve the grand challenges of the future.
Winners will be named on October 24 after finalists complete in a rigorous competition that will test their abilities in STEM, critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.
Kulkarni, Anushka Grade: 7th Affiliate Fair ID: USNC50 Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Charlotte, NC Project Title: Yielding Hydrogen by the Electrolysis of Water Using a Hoffman Apparatus
Williams, Regan Grade: 6th Affiliate Fair ID: USNC50 Roland-Grise Middle School, Wilmington, NC Project Title: Marsh Attacks: Context-Dependent Effects of Intraspecific Trait Variation in a Marsh Ecosystem Predator-Prey Interaction
Zuravel, Kaitlyn Grade: 7th Affiliate Fair ID: USNC50 R. Max Abbott Middle School, Fayetteville, NC Project Title: GLIDERS: Which Airfoil Shape and Angle of Incidence Will Produce the Longest Glide Time and Distance?
The 2018 NC Science and Engineering Fair will be held on March 23-24, 2018 at NC State University. Participants are chosen at the regional fairs. Contact your regional fair director for details on how to participate.
Hear what 2012 NCSEF and Intel ISEF award winners, Kelly Roddick and Lauren Huffstetler - NC State University 2016, have to say as they reflect on the value of engaging in science and engineering research by competing in the NCSEF.
Science Fairs provide an opportunity for students, 3rd through 12th grades, who are interested in science and technology to pursue their personal areas of interest and to display their research as a presentation in a public competitive forum. The NC Science and Engineering Fair works to create enthusiasm in science and technology while encouraging project-based inquiry. This fair gives our students the chance to compete for college scholarships, awards, honors programs and other exciting prizes.
The Education Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has released a video series designed to take teachers, students, and parents through the process of crafting a science fair project.
The six-part video series features JPL scientist Serina Diniega, engineer Arby Argueta, and educator Ota Lutz, who team up to take viewers step by step through the project design process, from generating an idea to communicating the final results in an attractive display.