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The North Carolina Science Fair Foundation is seeking a Coordinator of Outreach Services.
Responsibilities include
  • -Coordinate logistics of the "Inspiring Innovation in Student Research" workshops.
  • -Update content on the NCSEF web site, promotional materials and related outlets.
  • -Grant administration including pre-award and post-award management and donor cultivation.
Details on the position can be accessed here (docx).  A letter of interest and resume should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than September 3, 2014.

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. 

North Carolina was represented by 16 students with 12 projects at the 2012 INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13 – 18, 2012. The North Carolina students came from the three NC ISEF affiliated fairs: the NC Science and Engineering Fair (12 students with eight projects), the Central Regional Fair (two students with 2 projects), and the Charlotte-Mecklenberg Fair (two students with 2 projects). Overall ISEF had 1,549 student finalists competing from all over the U.S. as well as 68 different countries, regions, and territories. Our students won six awards at the Special Awards Ceremony and five awards at the INTEL ISEF Grand Awards.

Check out the North Carolina winners! Read more: North Carolina Winners at the 2012 ISEF

finkKevin Frink, a student at Isaac Bear Early College High School in New Hanover County, recently won 2nd place for physics in the Taiwan International Science Fair for his project "Carbon Nanostructures Via Dry Ice Exposed to High Temperature".  Kevin was a top winner at the 2012 NC Science & Engineering Fair and earned a spot at the 2012 International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh.  There he won the K. T. Li Foundation Special Award which covered travel and expenses for the Taiwan International Fair. 

Read more: NCSEF Student wins 2nd Place in the Taiwan International Science Fair

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Blame it on the school spelling bee. Running into the word "astrophysicist" set this student off on a path of scientific interest and inquiry that has fueled her science projects for the last three years. A version of her fifth grade science fair project on the relationship between a planet's gravitational field and the speed of a satellite's rotation is now being developed as a new Project Ideas at Science Buddies!

Officers

Name Position
Judy Day Director
Tom Williams President
Eleanor Hasse Immediate Past President
Alisa Wickliff President Elect
Elic Senter Treasurer
Patsy Wilson Secretary

Regional Fair Directors

Name Position
Mary Farwell Region 1 Director
Chris Gordon Region 2 Director
Barrington Ross Region 3a Director
Tammy Smallwood Region 3a Director
Amy Sheck Region 3b Director
Brian Postek Region 4 Director
Tim Ritter Region 4 Director
Ryan Gilmore Region 5 Director
Anne Ellis Region 6a Director
Alisa Wickliff Region 6b Director
Coleman Bailey Region 7 Director
Kefyn Cafey Region 8 Director

Foundation Members

Name Position
Pamela Lovin Awards Coordinator
Scott Ryals Judge Coordinator
Julie Hall, Ph.D. Scientific Review Committee Co-Chair
Rachel Graham, Ph.D. Scientific Review Committee Co-Chair, Microbiology expert
Deborah Engle, Ed.D., M.S. Scientific Review Committee Co-Chair, Human Subjects/Vertebrate Animal expert
Beth Harris Web Master
Andrew Miller Volunteer Coordinator
Patsy Wilson Membership
Walda Powell
Elizabeth Wolfinger
Kelli Isenhour

Top high school researchers from all over the world displayed their innovative ideas at the George R. Brown Convention Center of Houston, TX for the 2012 International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment, Project Olympiad, (ISWEEEP). Over 1000 participants shared the ideas, experience, and knowledge to promote maintaining global sustainability in near future. North Carolina had four student projects with five students presenting. All won awards!

Read more: ISWEEEP in Houston features NC Winners

Chase Lewis of Chapel Hill with the project "Rescue Travois- Saving Lives" and Emma Christensen of Greenville with her project "Saved by the Bug" were both named finalists in Disney’s Iron Man 3 Inventor and Innovator Fair.  As finalists they have won a trip to California for the premiere of Iron Man 3, a visit to Disneyland, trip to Broadcom Headquarters and the opportunity to share their research at the El Capitan Theatre from May 3rd to June 20th.  Chad Campbell was also named semifinalists.  Congratulations Chad, Chase and Emma!