2013 Northeastern S.D. Science Fair Winners
Kalen Frericks and Kristi Bade, Northwestern High School: "The Viability of Culturing Cervical Cancer Cells"
Briston Bruce, Aberdeen Central High School: "The Heating and Rapid Cooling of Triboluminescsent Zinc Sulfide"
Elizabeth Maack, Aberdeen Central High School: "How Pesticides Affect the Growth and Development of Mealworms"
Attending the 2013 fair were 274 (grades 6-12) students with 235 projects. In the morning, the judges have 1 hour to preview projects before student interviews. During that hour, a group from Creighton University performed a chemistry show with music, choreography, chemical reactions.
For 29 years, Northern has hosted the Northeastern South Dakota Science Fair, showcasing more than 500 projects from young scientists in grades 6-12 from this region. The event is affiliated with Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Washington, D.C.
Approximately 70 professionals from Aberdeen area, Northern faculty and upper-level Northern students judge the fair in March.
The top two participants and top team receive an all-expense paid, 5-day trip to the International Science and Engineering Fair, where they compete for cash awards and other prizes such as free college tuition. The 2013 fair is scheduled May 12-17 in Phoenix, Ariz.
What makes a good Science Fair project?
Students: Have you ever wondered how to begin a science fair project - what makes a good project -what sort of project to do, etc. ...? If so, please click on any of the PDF files below to learn how to get started!
- General information regarding Science Fair projects (Adobe PDF)
Topics in Botany and Earth Science
For more information, call 605-626-2456 and ask for department secretary Linda Richards or Fair Director Dr. Jodie Ramsay.