FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 1, 2011
Contact: Andrea L. "Aunni" Young
2010 DCSEF Photo Slide Show Below
2011 DC Science and Engineering Fair (DCSEF)
Celebrates Science and Engineering
65 Anniversary of the District’s Annual Citywide Science Fair
April 2 – 3, 2011
WASHINGTON: The 2011 District of Columbia Science and Engineering Fair (DCSEF) will hold its citywide Fair & Expo on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm at the DC Armory, and Grand Awards Ceremony to be held on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 12:00pm in the Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History. The official host of the 2011 DCSEF is the Center for Minority Achievement in Science & Technology (CMAST).
The 2011 DCSEF has registered 450 students who will feature more than 350 science and engineering projects, twice the number of 2010 registrants (187). Charles Britt, Fair Director, has been effective in establishing partnerships that are creating opportunities such as scholarships, summer internships, and special awards for DCSEF winners.
The honorary host committee members are Dr. Sally Ride, Co-Chair (President & CEO, Sally Ride Science), Dr. Craig Barrett, Co-Chair (Retired Chairman & CEO, Intel), Hon. Eleanor Holmes Norton, U.S. House of Representatives (D-DC), andBarbara Lang, President, D.C. Chamber of Commerce. Sponsors for the 2011 DCSEF are Intel Corporation (Diamond Sponsor), BAE Systems (Platinum Sponsor), U.S. Department of Energy, and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Anji Corley, TV & Radio Personality, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the DCSEF Grand Awards Ceremony.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
8:30am - 12:00pm Judging -Exhibit Floor Closed to the Public-
12:30pm - 3:30pm Expo and Exhibit Floor Open to the Public & Media/Press
2011 DCSEF Grand Awards Ceremony
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Baird Auditorium – National Museum of Natural History
12:00pm - 1:30pm Grand Awards Ceremony - Elementary Division
2:00pm - 3:30pm Grand Awards Ceremony - Senior and Junior Division
** Award Ceremonies are by Invitation Only
As an affiliate of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), DCSEF 2010 Grand Award Winners have competed at the last Intel ISEF competition against young scientists from around the world, earning scholarships, awards, and national recognition! Last year, the DCSEF 2010 1 Place Grand Prize Winner Anirudha Balasubramaniam, St. Albans School 2010 graduate, was awarded $5,000 at the 2010 Intel ISEF.
DCSEF is a citywide science fair comprised of top winning projects from school-sponsored science fairs as well as home school participants. Students showcase their research skills and share their findings with local professionals and other students within the city. Participants compete for a variety of awards and prizes offered by various government agencies, businesses, and professional associations. DCSEF is open to District of Columbia public school, public charter school, parochial and private school, as well as home school students, grades 3-12.
To learn more about the fair, visit www.dcsef.com. Join us on Twitter @dcsciencefair.
Media Check In: Saturday, April 2, 2011, 12:00pm
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