CSW’s Junior Science Fair

On Friday, January 12, 2018, ACE’s Dirk Sweigart, along with 30 other professionals from all walks of life, served as a judge at the Junior Science Fair at The Charter School of Wilmington (CSW).

The Junior Research program at CSW is a unique opportunity for students throughout Delaware. Over a twelve month period, students are matched with mentors and in some cases, practicing science professionals, as they research and actively investigate a specific scientific topic. The program is designed to give high school students with an interest in math and science an authentic, in-depth experience in scientific research and to get them excited about joining the nation’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) workforce once they graduate from college. The program culminates at the Junior Science Fair.

This year, there were about 200 entries from the Junior Class. Dirk’s team of two judged eight entries and picked the top two, then compared results with three other teams, and chose a top three. That was just for their category of thirty entrants!

The winners of the Junior Science Fair move on to the Delaware Technical Community College Science Fair in March and then the regional Delaware Valley Science Fair in Philadelphia, PA in April. Finalists of the regional competition will move onto the International Science and Engineering Fair to be held in May in Pittsburgh, PA.

Our thanks go out to CSW for allowing ACE to participate in this great event.