Mercer Science and Engineering Fair

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We are pleased to present the award winners of the 69th annual, 2021 Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. The Grand Prize winner of the Senior Division is Charlotte Lenore Michaluk from Hopewell Valley Central High with the project Innovative Climate Change Emissions Reduction: The Cargo Ship Flettner Rotor Centrifugal Vortex Exhaust Scrubber. There is a recent article in Mercer Me about Charlotte and the MSEF YouTube channel has the open house and award videos for your viewing pleasure.

First runner up was Aravind Krishnan from Hillsborough High School with the project A Novel Assay to Quantitatively Detect Bacterial Endotoxin by Harnessing PAMP Triggered Immunity of  RK1 LUC Arabidopsis thaliana. The 2nd runner up was Sota Mark Ogata from Princeton High School with the project Zircon - An affordable, powerful, and customizable educational soccer robot kit for beginners. The Grand prize winner and 1st runner up will compete in this year's Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in May.

Most of you are just starting or in the middle of your projects for the 2021 Science and Engineering Fair and may not be thinking about presenting your project yet. Still, check out the Project Presentation section has been recently updated. It include sample templates and a description of the quad charts we recommend as the starting point for your presentation. The Senior division judging includes a Zoom-based video conference. Details and schedules will be provided prior to judging. Elementary and Junior divisions will be judged solely on the provided materials. 

The RISE global talent search is open to all students ages 15 to 17. RISE was brought to our attention by the Society for Science and the Public which sponsors ISEF and the Broadcom Masters competitions. RISE is independent of ISEF and the Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. 

The results are in.  See the projects for the Robot Design Competition!
Team Spirit received the Best Mechanical Design Improvement award,  Team Orion received the Best Image Processing award, and Team Kasa Jizo received the Best Circuit Design award.

Charlotte Michulak
Charlotte Michulak

Charlotte Michaluk is one of the top 30 finalists for this year's Broadcom Masters competition. The final results are in and Charlotte was award the Department of Defense's STEM Talent Award. The $10,000 award is for demonstrating excellence in science, technology, engineering or math, along with the leadership and technical skills necessary to excel in the 21st Century STEM workforce and build a better community for tomorrow.

Latest Fair Info

You can start working on your project for the 2022 Mercer Science and Engineering Fair now.

Junior and Senior Division students should be filling out their ISEF forms now before you start your experiments. You may want to have your project precertified. There will be no Elementary Division in 2022.

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