The “Genes in Space”, is an innovation challenge that invites teachers and students in grades 7 through 12 across the nation to design a pioneering DNA experiment for the International Space Station. “Genes in Space” rewards innovation, the ability to formulate scientific hypotheses bridging biology and physics, and the creation of sound experimental designs. This challenge invites participants to propose pioneering DNA amplification experiments using the unique environment of the International Space Station. DNA amplification has never been conducted in space before, and the winning proposal from “Genes in Space” will become one of the first DNA amplification experiments ever to be done outside of the Earth.
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.