The NMSEF serves as the only Lancaster County’s Regional Science Fair that is free of charge to the students and schools that is affiliated with the INTEL ISEF International Science Fair Competition.
Winners of the North Museum Science & Engineering Fair advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.
How You Can Help!
Sponsor and support student scientists who are innovators changing the world for the better. Attend the NMSEF at Spooky Nook Sports Complex for an event you won’t want to miss! Public hours, March 22nd, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Awards ceremony @ 6:30pm. Volunteer There are a zillion volunteer opportunities to pull off this massive event. Join in the fun and change the world.
how to get involved
To participate, interested students need to recruit a teacher or other qualified adult willing to assist with research and registration. Once you are registered, your teacher or adult sponsor will assist with the necessary forms to allow you to begin researching your proposal.
If you are interested in competing in the 2017 North Museum Science & Engineering Fair (NMSEF) and are not already participating through your school, please contact Andrew Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.358.4605 before October 14, 2016.
get students involved
want to judge the north museum science & engineering fair?
(left to right)
2017 Grand Champion: Amplifying DNA sequences representative of genetically modified products using PCR, Gaurav Mittal, Manheim Township (registered Independently) Grade 9
Senior Champion: Gold nanoparticles as a colorimetric sensor for E. coli, Aparna Paul, Elizabethtown Area High School, Grade 12
Junior Champion: The effect of various foundations and soils at reducing seismic vibrations., Lilly Heilshorn, Centerville Middle School, Grade 8
Junior Reserve Champion: Shade balls to save water year round, Arielle Breuninger, Lancaster Country Day, Grade 8
Senior Reserve Champion: Neo-esperanto; Universal Language based on mathematical patterns, Edwin Crockett, Ephrata High School, Grade 11
Sunday, April 9 from 3-5 pm
AT THE NORTH MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
The public is welcome to join us in celebrating the success of our young scientists at this community event. If you missed our public hours last week at the 2017 North Museum Science and Engineering Fair, you will have the opportunity to interact with our top winners (fair champions and first place category winners) from 3-5 pm. Museum admission for that day will be pay as you will, with the funds directly supporting the North Museum’s STEM education outreach efforts, like the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair. Note: The North Museum will be open for our normal Sunday hours from 12-5 pm and will be running SciDome shows for $4/show admission.
May 2015 – At the Grand Awards ceremony for the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair, Lancaster student and North Museum Science & Engineering Fair Senior Champion Maya Rao won a second place award for developing an inexpensive water quality test. The ceremony was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Friday, May 15. Rao won her second place award, beating out over a hundred entries in the Earth and Environmental Sciences category, with her project, “Bacterial Counts Using Nanocomposites”. In addition to the award, Rao received $1,500 and an asteroid will be named in her honor. Rao is a senior at Hempfield High School, and is the daughter of Rao and Padma Sankarmanchi of Mountville. Rao was honored for her work developing a system using an old iPod case and some easily accessible raw materials to measure bacteria in a water sample. It would cost less than $1 to recreate her model. That’s a huge savings when compared to current options that cost $20 to $40. Full Article