The annual STEM Fair will be held on Thursday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Annandale Campus. This is the second year that the Annandale Campus Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (MSE) Division has hosted this showcase of student talent. The STEM Fair is open to all students throughout the College.
This year’s STEM Fair was organized by a 14-member interdisciplinary advisory committee chaired by Dr. Ritu Kansal, who is an associate professor of chemistry. Last year, the event drew 42 official entries with over 120 participating students and more than 180 attendees.
Students will present their work as either an oral presentation or a poster presentation in three categories of entries: Physical Sciences (PHY, CHM, GOL); Biological and Environmental Sciences; and Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics
The entries will be judged on the basis of (1) originality and creativity, (2) scientific method, (3) analysis of data and conclusion and (4) communication of results.
Awards and recognition include trophies and certificates for each category and there will be cash awards for select projects. Information about the STEM Fair 2016 can be found online.