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 possibility 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 best two senior and best two junior contestants win an all-costs-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 broadly, from research on the efficiency of utilizing lightning farms as a clean power supply to research attempting to make technologies that would avert 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 folks take every day medicines by administering their medicines into their blood every day, appreciated the possibilities participating in the science fair has supplied her.
“It’s been genuinely terrific,” Mattheis mentioned. “I got to do a lot more analysis in a field I’m interested in and it is opened a lot of new possibilities for me, in particular in college and in applying to colleges for subsequent year.”
Senior Fair Director Jordan Krell mentioned 300 youngsters will participate in the science fair this year.
Krell pointed out that due to the fact the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a shift towards projects focusing on environmental subjects, which he credits to the pandemic producing projects in labs and other facilities a lot more complicated even though there are normally possibilities for youngsters to go outdoors and do science.
“Students can take an thought, no matter if that be a query or invention and finish it all the way by way of and understand a lot from functioning on their projects but then they also have to understand how to go out and communicate their tips to somebody else, which is a terrific talent for them to understand,” Krell mentioned.
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