Each fall, the DCYSC program staff selects 40 middle school science fair champs to come to Washington, D.C.
That list of issues is long, says Steve Jacobs, head judge of DCYSC.
As Bryce Melton, another DCYSC
finalist, found during his study of different sunblocks: It helps to organize your data into graphs (see The Scoop on Sunscreen, p.
Nolan's previous success at science fairs made him eligible to compete in the 2006 DCYSC. And this year, his most recent work landed him at a second prestigious competition--the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Nolan's work earned him a spot at last fall's DCYSC. For this annual event, the Discovery Channel brings together 40 middle school science fair winners to compete for scholarship money, prizes, and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist of the Year." Students are given a number of scientific challenges and are judged on their problem-solving skills as well as their ability to work as part of a team.
400 students were selected from different regions around the United States by DCYSC
judges as semifinalist for his/her project.
Each nominee will receive a certificate of recognition, a t-shirt and a lapel pin as a prize at the Region II Fair for becoming a DCYSC
Each fall, DCYSC
brings 40 middle school science fair champs to Washington, D.C., to compete for more than $100,000 in scholarships, prizes, and the honor of being named "America's Top Young Scientist of the Year." Winners must combine problem solving with quick thinking, teamwork, and the ability to explain complicated ideas clearly.
and ISEF are organized by Science Service, a nonprofit organization that publishes Science News magazine and Science News for Kids.
, Kelydra learned that scientists have to speak clearly if they want to persuade people that their research is significant.
The work has earned her two trips to the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC
) for middle school science fair winners and two trips to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which features top high school science projects from around the world.
Don Jordan, Director of the Central SC Region II Science & Engineering Fair, announced April 8, 2002 the following 49 students from the USC Central Region of South Carolina were nominated to the Discovery Channel Young Scientists Challenge (DCYSC
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