FLINT, MI – Students from 11 counties presented their science projects to judges at the Flint Regional Science & Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 18, at the University of Michigan-Flint.
A likelihood to win $20,000 in money prizes and the chance to earn scholarships from University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University and Mott Neighborhood College is up for grabs at the competitors that wraps up Sunday, March 18.
The major two senior and major two junior contestants win an all-expenditures-paid trip to the international Science & Engineering Fair in Dallas, Texas.
Student projects had been divided into 3 categories — Life Sciences, Earth & Atmosphere and Physical Sciences.
Projects varied extensively, from research on the efficiency of employing lightning farms as a clean power supply to research attempting to make technologies that would avoid injury to persons by energy operated vehicle windows.
Finalist Riley Mattheis, a 17-year-old from Saginaw, whose science fair project focused on making implants that would support individuals take each day drugs by administering their drugs into their blood each day, appreciated the possibilities participating in the science fair has presented her.
“It’s been truly excellent,” Mattheis stated. “I got to do much more investigation in a field I’m interested in and it is opened a lot of new possibilities for me, particularly in college and in applying to colleges for subsequent year.”
Senior Fair Director Jordan Krell stated 300 little ones will participate in the science fair this year.
Krell described that because the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a shift towards projects focusing on environmental subjects, which he credits to the pandemic generating projects in labs and other facilities much more hard even though there are normally possibilities for little ones to go outdoors and do science.
“Students can take an notion, irrespective of whether that be a query or invention and finish it all the way via and discover a lot from functioning on their projects but then they also have to discover how to go out and communicate their suggestions to a person else, which is a excellent ability for them to discover,” Krell stated.
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