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North Museum Science & Engineering Fair

Thank you for joining us for the
2015 NMSEF Kick-Off

The 2015 North Museum Science & Engineering Fair
will be held March 25th

Kickoff Power Point Presentation



2015 Official Student Entry Form


ISEF Rules Wizard

Resource Page

Form 1 - Checklist for Adult Sponsor

Form 1A - Student Checklist

Form 1B - Approval Form

Form 3 - Risk Assessment

Sample Student Timeline

Sample Student Display Requirements

Judges Rubric

Safety & Display

Since its inception in 1953, the Fair has grown from 39 participants to more than 1,000 students competing at the school level for a chance to advance to the county-wide competition. This Fair is open to qualifying Lancaster County students in grades 7-12. The North Museum Science & Engineering Fair is aligned with the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, the world's largest pre-college science competition, and adheres to its rules and regulations. Last year, 400 approved students competed in the NMSEF.
Our Grand Champion, Matt Campagna, earned 4th place in his category, competing with 1700 students from 70 countries in Los Angeles at Intel ISEF. Congratulations, Matt!

Congratulations to the 2014 Winners!

From left to right: Maya Rao, Jenny Eurich, Matthew Campagna, Sophia Buckwalter and Stephanie Hall

Grand Champion:  Matthew Campagna, 11, Lancaster Catholic HS, The Engineering and Programming of a Robotic Exoskeletal Joint Enhancement Apparatus

Senior Champion:  Jenny Eurich, 12, Elizabethtown HS, Are Sialic Acid Levels Altered in GM3 Synthase Deficiency: Comparison to Ganglioside GM3 Levels in Amish Infantile Epilepsy Syndrome?

Senior Reserve Champion:  Maya Rao, 11, Hempfield HS, Rapid Testing for Coliform Bacteria Using Nanotechnology

Jr. High Champion:  Sophia Buckwalter, 8, Centerville MS, How Does the "Statistic Measurement of Young's Modulus Parallel to Grain" Method Compare to Spectrogram Analysis to Predict Wood's ability to Produce Tone?

Jr. High Reserve Champion:  Stephanie Hall, 8, Reynolds MS, Does the Color of a Rosin Affect the Sound of a Violin?

View the full list of champion and category winners here

Champions of Science Dinner

The Grand Champion, Senior and Junior Champions were honored during the North Museum’s Annual Champions of Science Dinner with guest speaker, Maryland native, Jack Andraka. Jack was the student winner of the 2012 Intel ISEF competition for his development of the 3-cent paper pancreatic cancer test.

Student champions and first place award winners in their category were invited to display their projects. The Champions of Science Dinner was held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Lancaster Country Club. The Champions briefly described their projects and future plans in science.

Outstanding Science Educator Award

Annually the Board of Directors' Prize is awarded to a local science educator. 

We would like to congratulate Dan Daneker as our
2014 Science Educator, Board of Director Prize Winner!

For additional information about the Fair please contact 
Kerry Jordan Briggs at (717) 291-4077 or kbriggs@northmuseum.org

Want to get Involved?

The North Museum Science & Engineering Fair welcomes qualified judges. Interested professionals in science fields are encouraged to contact Fair Coordinator, Kerry Jordan Briggs at kbriggs@northmuseum.org

Organizations and individuals who wish to financially support this showcase of science excellence are encouraged to contact assistant Museum director, Jamie Alton at jalton@northmuseum.org

Organizations who wish to reward student excellence by offering an auxiliary award are also encouraged to contact Jamie at jalton@northmuseum.org 

Helpful Information:

www.sciencebuddies.com - Help with science fair projects

Intel Rules and Guidelines- Requirements for participation in the NMSEF.

Thank You to Our 2014 Sponsors!

Thanks to:

Russell G. Frost, event photographer. www.frostimaging.com