North Museum Science and Engineering Fair opens in new location

By on March 5, 2019

For the first time in its 67 year history, the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair is taking place at the Student Memorial Center at Millersville University, Marauder Courts, 81 Shenks Lane, Millersville, on March 14.

This year’s Science Fair will showcase projects from over 325 Lancaster County students in grades 7 through 12. Student scientists are competing for cash prizes as well as invitations to other science fairs, such as the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The Grand Champion of the Science Fair here will attend the International Science and Engineering Fair with their family courtesy of North Museum. This year, the Intel ISEF will take place in Phoenix, Ariz. during the week of May 12 to 17. Each year, Intel ISEF welcomes approximately 1,800 high school students from more than 75 countries, regions and territories as they compete for an average of $4 million in prizes.

Students competing in the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair have been working on projects since the fall of 2018. The Fair in March is their chance to showcase and present their projects to judges. The North Museum’s volunteer judges are made up of over 100 local science professionals, teachers, and scholars.

Though the judging takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public is welcome to attend the fair for free between the hours of 4-6 p.m. to view the student projects. The awards ceremony, which is also free of charge, takes place immediately after the public hours, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Pucillo Gymnasium (125 Pucillo Dr.) on Millersville’s campus.



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