Announcing the 2015-2016 Exemplary STEM teachers from Montgomery County, as nominated and voted on by their peers…
Elementary Level Katherine Maxwell Schwenksville Elem
Middle School – Matt Wendell Penndale MS
High School – Dan Leppold Spring-Ford HS
This year’s MCSRC will be held at the Floy Lewis Field House of Ursinus College. The first, second, and third place winners from each category in Divisions A-D and the first and second place winners in each category in Division E are being sent on to the Delaware Valley Science Fairs April 4th-6th. In addition to category competition, the DVSF Fair offers lots of opportunities for receiving special awards from a variety of different organizations and companies. MCSTA suggests that you check out their site on our links page!
The MCSRC requires a tri-fold display board, log book and research report, similar to those used in the DVSF and ISEF science fairs. Project set-up day is Tuesday March 7th, so students can go from school or set up on their own time after school. Judging Day is Wednesday March 8th, with awards assembly being Friday,March 10th @ Ursinus. Projects are divided by grade and then again by category. Unlike the PJAS competition, students are competing against the other students in their category. On the actual competition day, the category judges usually come by the projects in pairs of two. Students are expected to give a brief explanation of their projects and then answer any questions the judges have. Students are required to stay by their projects until their category judging has been completed.
Special judges are also roaming around the gym during competition day, looking for projects similar to the organization or company they represent. Students should give the special judges a VERY BRIEF summary of their project and answer any of their questions. Oftentimes, special judges will inquire about a student’s interest in that particular category and their school life. Answer accordingly. Project numbers of award winners can be viewed on the Montgomery County Science Teachers Association website on Thursday night.
This years competition runs through March 7th-9, 2016 at the Ursinus College Field House with the awards assemble March 10th.