Local Students Create The Future At New Orleans Science And Engineering Fair
NEW ORLEANS – Approximately 400 middle and high school students from Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes will display the results of their scientific inquiry at the 59th Annual Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) from Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the UNO Human Performance Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive (near Elysian Fields and Leon C. Simon).
Student exhibits will be on display to the public on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Admission is free and open to the community.
An awards ceremony will take place Saturday, Feb. 28, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., in the UNO Grand Ballroom.
GNOSEF encourages independent student research in science, technology, engineering and math. The Fair is open to any student nominated by their middle or high school within the designated parishes. Entrants fall into two divisions: Junior Division, comprised of middle school students (grades 6-8) and Senior Division, comprised of high school students (grades 9-12).
More than $60,000 in cash/ non-cash awards, prizes, grants and scholarships provided by major sponsors, such as the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation and H. Britton Sanderford, will be awarded to GNOSEF 2014-2015 winners/ teachers and schools. Prizes include a trip for four students and two teachers to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), which draws more than 1,600 students from 70 countries with more than $4 million in cash awards and prizes.
Selected category winners at the GNOSEF in New Orleans are also eligible to compete for state honors at the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair (LSEF) held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, March 23-25, with those winners going on to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) to be held May 10-15, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Students and supporters will also have the opportunity to enter social media contests on Instagram and Twitter (@GNOSEF), talk about their projects, inspiration, schools and more, all using the hashtag #GNOSEF.
Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair Schedule:
Tuesday, Feb. 24 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Load-in of student exhibits
Wednesday, Feb. 25 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Judging of student exhibits
Wednesday, Feb. 25 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Public viewing (Free to the public)
Thursday, Feb. 26 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Public viewing (Free to the public)
Saturday, Feb. 28 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony in the UNO Ballroom