SUSSEX COUNTY SCIENCE FAIR
The first Sussex County Science Fair (SCSF) was held in 1992 making the
2013 fair this year our 21st anniversary fair! The mission of the SCSF has
always been to promote an interest in science and scientific investigation for
young people in our county. The fair provides an opportunity for innovation
and investigation as students showcase their science, mathematics and
engineering projects. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
are key components of the curriculum that is taught today to our students
and is fortified and “brought to life” via the projects that are researched,
prepared and presented by the students each year at the SCSF.
The Board of Directors of the SCSF appreciates all of the hard work,
dedication and support that is provided by all of the teachers in Sussex
County and especially to those teachers encouraging and guiding their
students to create and participate in the scientific process via the science fair.
An added bonus to the SCSF experience is the opportunity for the students
to meet and interact with members of the scientific community through
collaborations and mentorship’s with local colleges, universities and
industry as well as direct interaction with our judges who volunteer their
expertise and time and provide valuable individual feedback to each student.
The Sussex County Science Fair presents awards as well as cash prizes and
other non-monetary recognition for outstanding work. At the 2013
Delaware Valley Science Fair, which is the regional fair that our winners
may go on to attend, three million dollars worth of prizes and scholarships
were awarded! Science fairs are a wonderful way to assist families in
providing much needed financial assistance when their children are applying
for colleges and universities.
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