Virginia Tech judges at Northern Virginia Science and Engineering Fair
March is a busy month for budding scientists and engineers in the National Capital Region (NCR) and for the third consecutive year, Virginia Tech NCR faculty, research staff, and Ph.D. students volunteered to judge projects at two regional science and engineering fairs. Grand prize winners at these regional fairs will go on to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May in Los Angeles.
At both the Northern Virginia Regional Science and Engineering Fair (March 4) – which covers Arlington County and the City of Alexandria – and Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair (March 18), Virginia Tech NCR also sponsored four Best Project Awards in categories aligned with the university’s focus areas in the region. This recognition includes a monetary prize of $150 for each winning project.
Volunteer judges from Virginia Tech NCR included:
Virginia Tech judges at Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair
The following entries won the Virginia Tech Best Project Awards at the Northern Virginia Science and Engineering Fair held at Wakefield High School in Arlington:
Best Project Award winners at the Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax were:
“Nurturing young scientists and engineers is imperative to future discovery and innovation, and is a key element of our outreach mission in the NCR,” said Raman, who served as a judge at the first fair. “The students we meet at these regional fairs demonstrate knowledge and capabilities in science and technology well beyond their years. Virginia Tech welcomes the opportunity to recognize their achievements.”
Posted March 22, 2017