Science and Engineering Fair

North Museum Science and Engineering Fair 2023

The Science Fair will take place in-person this year at Millersville University on March 9th, 2023.

How To Enter

Teacher Registration – Closed 10/17/22

Student Registration – Closed 10/21/22

Timeline PDF

Resources

NMSEF Entry Form

NMSEF 2023 Forms (all forms from ISEF)

NMSEF Proposed 14 Categories & Descriptors for 2023

Rules Wizard
This tool will helps students determine which forms their project will require.

2023 ISEF Rule Book

Need inspiration for your science fair project?

Questions/Concerns? Please email sciencefair@northmuseum.org.

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The North Museum Science and Engineering Fair’s Board of Directors Prize 2022

Each year, the North Museum’s Board of Directors’ Prize for Excellence in Science Education is awarded to one outstanding Lancaster County educator that is nominated by their peers.

This year’s winner is awarded to Mr. Doug Balmer from Warwick High School. Mr. Balmer creates a rigorous and challenging learning environment for his students to excel in their understanding of chemistry and research science. He also donates innumerable hours after school to keep the lab open to allow students an opportunity to complete challenging projects in a safe environment. A parent commented on his approach by stating…. “As a parent it is such a joy to see your child challenged and inspired by a teacher who selflessly goes the extra mile for his/her students and this is what you see time and time again.” Mr. Balmer creates a culture of achievement and respect that has translated in his students performing well at the NMSEF and going on to more advanced science electives as well as STEM careers beyond high school. Doug has written and received numerous grants for science equipment including a portable fume hood, and a 3-D printer. He graciously shares his knowledge and expertise with fellow science teachers and he’s supported the North Museum’s Science Fair with formatting documents. His creativity, enthusiasm and energy will continue to guide and inspire students in science for many years to come.

On behalf of the Board of Directors for the North Museum of Nature and Science, the teacher who was unanimously chosen for the 2022 North Museum Board of Director’s Prize for Excellence in Science Education is Mr. Doug Balmer.
Congratulations Mr. Doug Balmer!


The North Museum Science and Engineering Fair’s Board of Directors Prize 2021

This year’s Board of Director’s prize goes to Mr. James Hovan.

As a member of the science fair community, Mr. Hovan has coordinated and directed the “CV Science Expo” (Conestoga Valley’s local fair) for nearly 20 years. In the 2016-17 school year, CV implemented the Honors Scientific Research class to which Mr. Hovan immediately was recommended to the post of teacher. In this class (and in the Honors Class Science Fair program before it), Mr. Hovan successfully mentored hundreds of science fair students as their adult sponsor. While Mr. Hovan has distinguished himself at CV for his tireless efforts on behalf of his students and the Science Fair, he has also risen to the challenge of supporting the North Museum Science and Engineering fair as a key member of the Governing Scientific Review Committee (SRC). Mr. Hovan is a dependable member of the SRC as he faithfully attends SRC meetings, project review nights, new teacher presentations, and he supports the actual science fair at the ‘hub’ by setting up tables, conducting Safety and Display inspections, moderating the judge’s deliberation rooms and even distributing the Auxilary and Category Awards on stage. Mr. Hovan has further supported science fair students (not just CV) by attending ISEF in 2015 in Pittsburg, PA.

Congratulations Mr. Jim Hovan!

The Board of Directors Prize was established by the North Museum of Nature and Science board in 2009. Each year educators are nominated by their peers for this prestigious award and one lucky teacher is selected. The Prize includes $1000 donated from the Board of Directors from the North Museum to the school district of the selected educator to support science education.


Experience the Regeneron ISEF Virtual Fair

Visit the Regeneron ISEF Virtual Fair, and view all 1,410 exhibits from this year’s 1,750 ISEF finalists from 63 countries, regions and territories. Meet the finalists here.

Watch the Regeneron ISEF 2022 Opening Ceremony

Posted, May 11, 2022

 

Good luck at ISEF to North Museum Science & Engineering Fair winners Curtis Cheng and George Warfel!

Watch the Regeneron ISEF 2022 Opening Ceremony

Posted, May 11, 2022

Good luck at ISEF to North Museum Science & Engineering Fair winners Curtis Cheng and George Warfel!

Experience the Regeneron ISEF Virtual Fair

Visit the Regeneron ISEF Virtual Fair, and view all 1,410 exhibits from this year’s 1,750 ISEF finalists from 63 countries, regions and territories. Meet the finalists here.


North Museum Science and Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony

Posted, March 23, 2022

Watch the CeremonyView the 2022 Winners

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