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NASA’s JPL Inspires Winning Science Fair Project
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A teachable moment turned into a science fair win for an eighth-grader in Ontario, Canada, who based his project on a classroom activity from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Joshua Dove, 13, saw a story about how an instrument called LIGO detected gravitational waves, confirming part of Einstein’s theory of relativity. He made modifications for his […]

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The teenager whose hobby is developing test for Alzheimer’s
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15 year old Krtin Nithiyanandam has an unusual hobby – he does research to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. His work is so promising it could develop a test to diagnose Alzheimer’s 10 years early, and Kritn is looking for funding to take his drug to trial stage. He won the Scientific American Innovator […]

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In the lab with Intel semifinalists
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Twenty-seven seniors from a dozen Westchester schools are among the 300 Intel semifinalists, a science fair on steroids. Eight attend Ossining High School — the most from one school in New York and the second most for any school in the country.

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From growing mosquitoes in her garage to hobnobbing with royalty
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Carly Crump’s accolades include being recognized as one of the nation’s top 16 young STEM researchers by U.S. News and World Report, winning a first place at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh and the Florida Science Fair. She recently spent 9 days in Sweden, presenting her project and meeting with the royal […]

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Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly
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Ria Chhabra, a middle school student, decided to create a science fair project to find out whether organic produce is better than conventionally farmed foods. Her research, titled “Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster,” tracked the effects of organic and conventional diets on the health of fruit flies…..

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Teen girl arrested, charged with felony for ‘science project gone bad’
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Florida teen Kiera Wilmot was arrested and charged with a felony for a science experiment (or prank) gone wrong. When she mixed together some common household chemicals in a water bottle outside her school before classes, the top popped off and smoke came out.  She was charged with possession of a weapon and expelled from […]

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8th grader uses crowdsourcing to fund science fair project
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For the past two years, Josie Baudendistel, a Dayton Regional STEM School student from Dayton, Ohio has been studying forensic scavenging patterns for her science fair projects. She needed $1390 to purchase equipment and software, so she enrolled her project on FundAGeek.com….

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7 Amazing White House Science Fair Inventions
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Every year, young innovative students nationwide are honored at the White House Science Fair, and given the opportunity to demonstrate their inventions for the President. This year included: a prosthetic, fully operational arm for only $250; a collapsible, bicycle-powered water filtration system;  a device that strengthens eye muscles and improves peripheral vision;  helping hearing-impaired people […]

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