IN science fair

An Intermediate North student stands proudly next to her science fair project.

Feb. 21, 2020-- Intermediate North hosted its Science Fair Feb. 4. The event was facilitated by a team of educators led by Mrs. Kathleen Keller and judged by TRRS high school students and guest judges from local industries like Gino Sciorilli, a longtime supporter of the district’s science and robotics programs.

The Science Fair also included partners from across the globe, such as Dr. Pirchi Waxman, who is TRRS teacher Christine Girtain’s Israeli counterpart in the Global STEM Wolbachia Project. Dr. Waxman, staying with the Girtain family during her stay in the U.S., teaches biology at Shimon Ben-Zvi High School in Givatayim, Israel. She is also a professor in the Biology Education Center at Bar Ilan University in Israel. This week Dr. Waxman will also be meeting with the Authentic Science Research (ASR) students who are working on the Global STEM Wolbachia Project alongside some of last year's students.

The Science Fair featured intermediate student research posters from across the field of science, ranging from family and consumer science to chemistry. Students proudly presented their research and were scored on research, creativity, presentation, and quality of work.

“I was most impressed by the ability of our students to synthesize complex concepts and communicate so eloquently, even using metric measurement units and beautiful graphs,” said Supervisor of Educational Technology Tiffany Lucey.

Students pursued their passions and reported their findings both graphically and qualitatively. Students with the top presentations in each category will be invited to participate in the Jersey Shore Science Fair, and may have the opportunity to represent their school at the prestigious Delaware Valley Science Fair.