The 2016 academic year was once again a successful year with many accomplishments by our students. There were 88 schools from Grades 4-12 who participated in the Annual Science Fair. The students were from the Philadelphia Public Schools and Archdiocese School Districts that included Charter, Private and Home Schools. Each year more than 2,000 students participate in science fairs at their schools. The Carver Fair accepts the first, second and third place winners from participating schools. In 2016, 277 students from Grades 4-6 and 613 students from Grades 7-12 totaling 890 qualified for the Carver Fairs, which were held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and Temple University.
Sixty-four student winners participated in the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair that was held at The Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Twenty-five of our students placed either first, second, third, honorable mention and/or received Special Awards. Temple University Math and Science Upward Bound Program had three students who received awards for their science posters. Read More HERE.
There were 71 students from Grades 4-12 who received special awards from individuals and nonprofit or profit organizations that honored the students’ scientific achievements.
Hung Lung, our Temple University/ Carver Scholar winner, graduated from Temple in May of 2013 with a degree in Biology. He has entered his fourth and final year of Dentistry at Howard University in Washington D.C.
In September 2015, Carver Scholar winners, Kajal Patel and Sabrina Mostaqima, entered Temple University, each receiving a $12,000 four-year scholarship. They are now in their second year at Temple. From 2007 through 2013, five Carver/Temple Scholars have graduated from the University.
The George Washington Carver Science Fair is supported by many corporate, non-profit, and individual sponsors who give in-kind and financial assistance. During the 2015-2016 Program Year, 43 corporations and non-profit organizations donated approximately $80,000 in grants and special awards.
We are looking forward to 2017 being another successful year.