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Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair

An Affiliate of the International Science and Engineering Fair and the Broadcom MASTERS Competition

The Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair (LSF) is the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Broadcom MASTERS Competition affiliate for Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Georgetown counites in South Carolina. The LSF will be held on April 4, 2017 with registration due March 6, 2017. At the LSF, eligible students in grades 5-12 compete for national, regional, and local awards, as well as the opportunity to advance to the aforementioned competitions. The College of Charleston is the title sponsor for the LSF.

IMPORTANT NEWS for 2017: It is imperative that the forms are in on time so that they can be reviewed beforehand (required by Intel ISEF). Also, check out our new resources page, which provides a plethora of resources for teachers.

Announcements:

  • Lowcountry Regional Science and Engineering Fair information is now available online in the Documents section.
  • The 36th Annual LSF and Awards Ceremony was held on Tuesday April 5, 2016. Thank you to all the students, teachers, mentors, parents, guardians, volunteers, judges, and sponsors that made it a success! A list of award winners is available for download by clicking here. Adobe Reader is required to view the file. To download Adobe, visit http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
  • Our winner this year is Isabella Neubauer, from The Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences. Her projets was titled Music in My Mind.
  • In 2016, we had around 123 student presenting over 80 projects. Categories include Behavioral and Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Embedded Systems and Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, Problem-based Learning Projects, and Team Projects. Numerous awards were given in each of these categories. 
  • For 2015, a new category, Problem-Based, was added. This category included projects that are whole class or team-based projects, structured around real-life problems – something relevant to the community and your students. They were done in class as part of a science theme (this idea fits nicely with the science and engineering practices and the crosscutting concepts found within the new standards). Questions could be related to things like climate change/sea level rise, water pollution, invasive species, engineering new designs for renewable energy, etc. This list could go on and on. The goal however is to get students more engaged in and practicing scientific inquiry, using those important science and engineering practices.

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