The NC 2016 Broadcom MASTERS semifinalists are among the top 300 middle school students selected from a pool of 2,343 entrants and more than 6,000 nominees from fairs across the United States.
The next step in the Broadcom MASTERS takes place on September 20, 2016 when 30 finalists will be selected from among the 300 semifinalists. Finalists and one parent or guardian will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to attend the Broadcom MASTERS Finals Week competition from October 27 to November 2, 2016. Finalists will present their research and compete in hands-on challenges for top prizes, including funds to attend a STEM summer camp, iPads, and the Samueli Prize of $25,000.
The 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) was held May 8 – 13 in Phoenix, AZ. ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Student Finalists at ISEF are 9th through 12th graders who earned the right to compete at the Intel ISEF 2016 by winning a top prize at a local, regional, state or national science fair.
This year there were a total of 1,760 student Finalists from 77 countries that participated. North Carolina had a total of 20 students for 17 projects and represented three Regional (Region 3A, Region 3B, and Region 6) and the State NC Science and Engineering Fair.
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.