2021 brought many firsts to students in North Carolina, including the first ever virtual NC Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF), followed by a fully virtual Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
The North Carolina Science Fair Foundation is proud to have promoted 13 student researchers to share their 12 projects in the competition. In addition to the students promoted through NCSEF, region 3a, 3b, and 6 were also able to promote 1, 3, and 2 students respectively. NC Student researchers brought home a record number of awards from ISEF. The Foundation recently caught up with several of these student researchers and captured the story of their journey to share.
With the help of filmmaker Alicia Carter, 'Curious by Nature' takes us on the journey of four students as they compete in the 2021 North Carolina State Science and Engineering Fair during COVID-19. Along the way, we experience firsthand the power of today’s youth to drive meaningful change for the planet and to uplift communities through their curiosity for change. Watch to get inspired.
Note: The NCSEF was recently featured in the NC STEM Center's monthly newsletter.
Science fairs have come a long way from the vinegar and baking soda volcanoes, and the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF) is ensuring that students from all over the state and across grade levels are getting a real chance to shine.
The NCSEF provides the opportunity for students in 3rd through 12th grades interested in STEM fields to research the topic of their choice and present their work at a public competition with their fellow students. Kids come from all over the state, including from traditionally under-represented areas.
Read the full article: Perspective | Educational impacts of the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair