Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair
Future dates: March 28 – 29, 2014 & March 27 – 28, 2015
The Virginia State Science Fair, founded in 1985, started out with a little more than 100 projects and has grown considerably to include participants from 18 regions across the commonwealth. Nearly 300 Virginia high school students participated in the 2013 Fair on 6 April, presenting individually or in teams a total of 240 projects. More than 70 expert judges from higher education and businesses across the commonwealth volunteered their time. Congratulations to the three Grand Prize winners who will represent Virginia at the 2013 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, May 12 – 17, 2013. Virginia Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey presented the 1st Grand Prize as “The Governor’s Award and Grand Prize.” Congratulations to all participants for your outstanding work and to the Grand Prize recipients:
Governor’s Award and Grand Prize: Ms. Andrea Li, Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology, Alexandria, “IFN in Breast Cancer & Leukemia Cell Proliferation” (Biochemistry)
2nd Grand Prize: Ms. Manotri Chaubal, Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology, Alexandria, “Reprogramming Dental Pulp Stem Cells into Hepatocy” (Cellular and Molecular Biology)
3rd Grand Prize: Mr. Archis Bhandarkar and Mr. Rohan Banerjee, Thomas Jefferson H.S. for Science and Technology, Alexandria, “On the Stability of Lung Parenchymal Lesions” (Mathematical Sciences)
Click here to see the full list of 2013 VSSEF winners. Photos are available on the VMI Photo Store website.
2013 VSSEF Winners Slideshow