Penn State Hazleton hosting STEM research fair for high school students

HAZLETON, Pa. — High school students studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to participate in Penn State Hazleton’s fourth annual STEM Research Fair.

The event will be held Saturday, April 14, in the Evelyn Graham Academic Building on campus and is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades throughout the region. Setup begins at 7 a.m., with a welcome, project presentations and judging beginning at 8 a.m. A buffet lunch will be served.

Awards will be presented for the best projects and the overall winner will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to Penn State Hazleton.

Students can choose from either a research or design track. Projects in the research category are expected to clearly formulate a research question, gather data using experiments or scientific literature in order to attempt to answer to that question, and communicate the results and significance of their work in the context of that research question. Design track projects consist of identifying a problem and developing a practical solution to that problem. These projects must include technical calculations supporting the creation of the design and/or testing and analysis of the solution’s performance relative to the design problem identified.

All projects will be presented to the judges and the audience, using one of three presentation styles: poster, oral presentation, or show-and-tell.

Registration is due by Friday, March 30. For more information, visit http://hazleton.psu.edu/form/regional-stem-research-fair-registration or contact Carole Shearer at 570-450-3031 or chs14@psu.edu.