Posted on May 6, 2021
Categories: News from SDP

PHILADELPHIA — Numerous School District of Philadelphia students placed at the 42nd Annual George Washington Carver Science Fair, which took place in March.

Students filmed their research and demonstrations and submitted their presentations. Finalists were then selected to participate in a Zoom event, where they heard from and worked with instructors from Temple University.

Although the event is open to all students in grades 4-12 who attend Philadelphia County public, charter, parochial, and private schools, as well as home-schooled students residing in the county, more than 70 School District of Philadelphia students who won first, second and third place, as well as Honorable Mention. Winners can be found here.

Students who compete at the Carver Science Fair may advance to the Delaware Science Fair which includes students from Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey. Roshini G. from Northeast High School placed first at this competition and received a scholarship to the University of the Sciences; Mehonuma N. from Central High School placed second and also received a scholarship to the University of the Sciences.

The science fair, which is jointly sponsored by Temple University, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia, aims to inspire students to pursue academic accomplishments and careers in science. Since its inception in 1979, more than 37,000 students have participated.