62st Annual Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair
The 62nd Annual Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair (TSEF) will be March 16, 2013 at Old Dominion University's Webb Center. Since 1951, the TSEF has encouraged middle school and high school students from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach to become directly involved in the processes of research and to develop the technical writing skills needed to clearly and effectively communicate the results of their experiments. By encouraging students' interest in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), we hope to inspire and encourage them to study the "hard subjects" that will prepare them for careers as leaders of the workforce of the future.
The Tidewater Science Congress (TSC), the organization that stages the TSEF, is a federally recognized 501(c)3 organization. Since 2005, the TSC has relied entirely on contributions from industry, individuals, and professional organizations to support the TSEF. The AFCEA HR Chapter contributes each year to help meet expenses of the TSEF and we ask our members to support the TSEF with a donation to help defray the costs of the event. Private funding has not only sustained the TSEF, it has enabled the event to have a greater impact on science education in the Hampton Roads area.
The AFCEA Hampton Roads Chapter has also been proud to support the TRSF by providing prize money for outstanding projects in areas of interest to AFCEA and by recruiting Chapter members to serve as science fair judges. As a Special Awards Sponsor at the TSEF, the AFCEA Hampton Roads Chapter presents $900 in prize money to students in the Junior (Middle School) and Senior (High School) Divisions. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners receive prizes of $200, $150, and $100 respectively. A panel of Chapter members judges projects to select the winners.
The TSEF is open to all home-schooled, private school, and public school students from seven counties (Accomack, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York) and ten cities (Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg).
2012 Tidewater Science & Engineering Fair AFCEA Hampton Roads Special Award Results:
2011 Tidewater Regional Science Fair Results:
Senior Division Prize Winners
1st Place Ms. Fariah Ishrat, York High School, York County Public Schools
The Effect of Water Purification Techniques on the Turbidity of Water (Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering)
2nd Place Joey Hsu and Carter Bakkum, York High School, York County Public Schools
A Proposed Concept of Wings for Ultra-Low Speed Take-Off and Landing (Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical)
3rd Place Mr. Young Kim, York High School, York County Public Schools
Organic Solar Cells, A Bright Future (Physics and Astronomy)
Junior Division Prize Winners
1st Place Ms. Rhianon Edwards, Gildersleeve Middle School, Newport News Public Schools
Homozygous Achondroplasia in the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit (Biochemistry)
2nd Place Timothy Kearny, Patrick O'Neel, and James Goeke, Christ the King School, Private
Is it Safe to Take a Shower During a Lightning Storm? (Physics)
3rd Place Ms. Jacob Yniguez, Landstown Middle School, Virginina Beach Public Schools
Hovercraft (Engineering: Electrical & Mechanical)
For more information, contact:
AFCEA HR Chapter Scholarship/Education Programs Committee Chair
(757) 464-5252 X433 firstname.lastname@example.org