Delran's Own @ Delaware Valley Fair
April 2nd-4th, 2019- The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
What is the Delaware Valley Science Fair?
The students are involved in sophisticated research projects that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in 13 different categories, Team Projects, and (for 6th – 8th grades) Consumer Science
Each year, 900 to 1,000 students in grades 6th through 12th from Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware, make new discoveries that could change their lives forever as they participate in the Delaware Valley Science Fairs (DVSF). Nearly $6 million in scholarship and prize money is awarded to students winners. DVSF takes top high-school winners to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) competition in May to compete for more than $4 million in scholarships and awards. Top middle-school winners go on to the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) national competition.
Founded in 1949, The Delaware Valley Science Fairs, Inc., is a non-profit organization sponsored by area companies, foundations, universities and individual donors. One of the oldest and largest Fairs in the country, DVSF embraces a philosophy is that students learn science by doing science. In the process, students learn how to think and develop critical problem solving skills that they will need for careers, college and citizenship. Their mission is to bring parents, teachers and industry together to stimulate and nurture young people so that they can grow and develop into contributing members of the community by providing the scientific work force needed for the future. We provide mentoring and teacher training to facilitate participation in this activity. DVSF is an Affiliated Fair for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Students who win at this fair are eligible to move on to the National competition in Phoenix, Arizona, May 12th-17th.
How do we connect to provide STEM for ALL?
Delran STEM Ecosystem Alliance is comprised of industry leaders, community organizations, higher education institutions, teachers, parents and pre-school partners. Stakeholders include Lockheed Martin, Department of Motor Vehicles, Radwell International, Princetel, Barnes & Noble, PSE&G, Perkins Center for the Arts, Princeton University, The University of Kentucky, Rider University, and Rowan College at Burlington County.
The Alliance serves 3,000 students in Delran, Burlington County by preparing them to achieve proficiency in STEM fields. We focus on the underlying principles 0f pointing girls and historically underrepresented students toward role models in STEM; seeking out and successfully engaging young people to participate in high-quality, diverse and interconnected STEM learning experiences; and underscoring that STEM careers lead to meaningful careers.