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Congratulations To All Our Students Who Participated in the 32nd Annual Fair Held at the UVA JPJ Arena March 13, 2013

See a list of all awards here: 2013 Awards.


Congratulations To All Our Students Who Participated in the 31st Annual Fair Held at the UVA JPJ Arena March 12, 2012

See a list of all awards here: 2012 Awards.


Teacher Orientations Begin

The Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair is beginning to plan for the 2011 Fair. In preparation we’ve decided to take the orientation to the teachers this year by visiting numerous schools. The first of these meetings will be for Charlottesville City and Albemarle County Schools on Tuesday, September 21 at 4:30pm and 6:30pm in the MESA (Math Engineering & Science Academy) wing of Albemarle High School, Room 241, 2775 Hydraulic Road Charlottesville, VA 22902

Please watch for information here about the upcoming meeting in your area or contact director@vprsf.org.

The 2011 Rulebook is available October 2 to download.


VPRSF Students Compete At The International Science and Engineering Fair

May 14, 2010 - Arun Dutta, Western Albemarle High School and Sarah Hooper Charlottesville High School represented the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair at ISEF in San Jose. Congratulations to Sarah Hooper who received a Fourth Place Award in Microbiology.


Congratulations to VPRSF Students Who Competed At The Virginia State Science And Engineering Fair

April 3, 2010 - Five students from our region were category and special award winners: Cellular & Molecular Biology Second Place: Arun Dutta Western Albemarle High School; Earth & Planetary Sciences Third Place: Gavin Deane Charlottesville High School; Energy & Transportation Second Place: Adam Geilker Charlottesville High School; Microbiology Third Place: Sarah Hooper Charlottesville High School; American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Dahlgren/Rappahannock Chapter 1st place: Charlotte Nina Keeley Charlottesville High School; and Society for In Vitro Biology Award: Arun Dutta Western Albemarle High School.


Congratulations!

Congratulations to the 290 students, their teachers and mentors, and the over 140 volunteers who participated in the 29th Annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair held Wednesday March 10, 2010 at the University of Virginia John Paul Jones Arena. For a list of awards see 2010 Awards. Help encourage our future scientists and engineers. Become a sponsor of the fair.


Our Tara Adiseshan Wins Grand Award at the International Science And Engineering Fair!

Tara and Mom

 

May 15, 2009 - Tara's (center above) project, Identifying and Classifying Evolutionary Interactions between Sweat Bees and Nematodes, was awarded one of the three Grand Awards from 1563 projects from 56 countries at ISEF and winner of a $50,000 Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award. Tara, 14, is a student at the Ramana Academy in Charlottesville.

Arun Dutta, a student at Western Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, was awarded a Fourth Place in his category at ISEF.


VPRSF Projects Place At The Virginia State Science And Engineering Fair

April 4, 2009 - Two students from our region were category award winners: First Place in BioChemistry went to Alison Yu of Albemarle High School for her project - Discovery of Synergy Effect Between Growth Factor and Shear Flow on Nitric Oxide Production by Endothelial Cells and Second Place in Cellular and Molecular Biology went to Arun Dutta of Western Albemarle High School for his project - Acetyl Transferase Inhibitors: A New Treatment for Colon and Cervical Cancer?


VPRSF Project is Finalist in U.S. Middle School Science Competition

September 17, 2008 - Annie Imbrie-Moore was selected as an SSP Finalist with her project, “The Traveling School Bus Problem.” Annie, an eighth grade Peabody School student from Keswick, VA qualified for the competition with a First Place Award in Mathematics for her project at the 2008 Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair held in Charlottesville, VA. Annie was one of thirty of the nation’s top young scientists named by the Society for Science & the Public today as Finalists of its 2008 SSP Middle School Program— America’s premiere science competition for middle school students. Congratulations Annie! For more info see www.societyforscience.org/msp


VPRSF Project Places at 2008 International Science and Engineering Fair!

May 16, 2008 - Congratulation to Duncan Townsend of Albemarle High School whose project The Optimization of a Linear Reluctance or Induction Motor received a third place award in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering during a week of competition at the 2008 International Science and Engineering Fair in Atlanta. Duncan and Tara Adiseshan of Ramana Academy were the 2008 VPRSF Grand Award winners who won expense paid trips from our Fair to represent our region at the ISEF. The Intel ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college science competition where this year more than 1,550 young scientists from 51 countries, regions and territories demonstrated their commitment to innovation and science.


2008 Was A Great Success

The 2008 Fair was Thursday, March 6, See Fair Information for Award Winners

The 27th annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair is an opportunity for students interested in the science and engineering fields to earn recognition and participate in an inspiring learning experience. The Fair is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair and is open to all 6th – 12th grade students in the Piedmont Region.

The 2008 Fair was held again at the University of Virginia Department of Chemistry.

See local TV coverage at

www.charlottesvillenewsplex.tv/home/headlines/16364101.html#

www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=7977533&nav=menu496_2_5

 


VPRSF Project Places at 2007 International Science and Engineering Fair!

Congratulation to John Imbrie-Moore of Charlottesville High School whose project Mathematical Modeling of the Speed of Evolution in Asexual Populations placed fourth in Mathematical Sciences at the 2007 International Science and Engineering Fair.

John also received the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematical Society Award pictured above. See www.sciserv.org/isef/results/grnd07.pdf for the ISEF results.


Two of Our Middle School Students are Named Semifinalists in Discovery Channel's 2007 Young Scientist Challenge

The countdown to choosing the nation's top young scientist began today, August 24, as Discovery Communications announced the 400 middle school students from around the country selected as semifinalists in the 2007 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC). The DCYSC is the nation's premier science contest for students in grades 5-8. The competition, created by Discovery Communications, gives students the opportunity to test their knowledge and push their limits as they explore the world of science. Among the semifinalist are two of our regions students, Adam Geilker, an 8th grader at Buford Middle School in Charlottesville, and Emily Huddleston, an eighth grader at The Covenant School in Charlottesville. Adam and Emily qualified for the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge at the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair in Charlottesville on March 8, 2007.

The 400 semifinalists, and contenders for the title of "America's Top Young Scientist," come from 43 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and were selected from a group of 1,960 formal entries, initially chosen from a pool of 70,000 students who entered science fairs nationwide. Virginia is represented with 9 semifinalists. "I’m proud to have two semifinalists from the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair” said Fair Director Gary Henry. “As the United States struggles to compete with other nations in the fields of science and technology, we need to do more to encourage and inspire students who excel in these areas.” The countdown to choosing America's Top Young Scientist continues next month, on September 12th, when the field of 400 semifinalists is narrowed by the DCYSC judges to the "Final Forty." The young scientists will use their scientific know-how to find solutions to this year's five-part challenge. The students will compete for more than $100,000 worth of scholarships and special prizes, as well as the title of "America's Top Young Scientist of the Year."


2007 Fair Grand Award Winners

Students and volunteers alike enjoyed a day of inspiration and learning. Check the Awards presented at 2007 Awards. The Senior Division 1st and 2nd place award recipients are invited to participate in the State Science Fair in April.

Congratulations to our two top Senior Division projects that go directly to the International Science and Engineering Fair in May:

ABLEABE: Armature-Based Linear Electromagnetic Accelerator Ballistics and Electromagnetics

Anthony Gulotta

Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville City

Teacher: Matt Stavish

 

Mathematical Modeling of the Speed of Evolution in Asexual Populations

John Imbrie-Moore

Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville City

Teacher: Amy Wissekerke

 


Two of Our Middle School Students are Named Semifinalists in Discovery Channel's 2006 Young Scientist Challenge

The countdown to choosing the nation's top young scientist began today, August 23, as Discovery Communications announced the 400 middle school students from around the country selected as semifinalists in the 2006 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC). The DCYSC is the nation's premier science contest for students in grades 5-8. The competition, created by Discovery Communications, gives students the opportunity to test their knowledge and push their limits as they explore the world of science. Among the semifinalist are two of our regions students, Zoe Ackerman, an 8th grader at Buford Middle School in Charlottesville, and Emily Fennell, a six grader at Ni River Middle School in Spotsylvania County. Zoe and Emily qualified for the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge at the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair in Charlottesville in March this year.

The 400 semifinalists, and contenders for the title of "America's Top Young Scientist," come from 43 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia and were selected from a group of 1,900 formal entries, initially chosen from a pool of 70,000 students who entered science fairs nationwide. Virginia is represented with 8 semifinalists. The top state represented is Florida with 36 semifinalists. California and Texas each have 32, and Missouri and Utah, both with 18. "I’m proud to have two semifinalists from the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair” said Fair Director Gary Henry. “As the United States struggles to compete with other nations in the fields of science and technology, we need to do more to encourage and inspire students who excel in these areas.” The countdown to choosing America's Top Young Scientist continues next month, on September 14th, when the field of 400 semifinalists is narrowed by the DCYSC judges to the "Final Forty." The young scientists will use their scientific know-how to find solutions to this year's five-part challenge. The students will compete for more than $100,000 worth of scholarships and special prizes, as well as the title of "America's Top Young Scientist of the Year." more ...


Charlottesville Student Wins '06 State Biotech Award

More than 250 students from 15 regional science fairs participated at the 2006 Virginia State Science Fair, held April 8 at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. The Virginia Biotechnology Association (VaBIO) sponsored three awards for the best projects in the field of life science.

The winner of the first place prize was Brian Vande Pol, a Junior from Albemarle High School near Charlottesville, Virginia. Brian's project, "Target Binding by Papillomavirus E6 Oncoproteins" was outstanding and deserved high praise. Brian was one of two Grand Award winners in the Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair.


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