School has started and you can begin work on your project for the 2014 Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. The 2014 calendar is up with all the important dates. Check out the Online Registration to get started. Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12) division students must fill out the majority of the ISEF forms BEFORE they start their experiments. You can research your project and build any experimental apparatus before you start. Check out the online registration for details and forms. Use the ISEF Rules Wizard to determine what forms you will need. Typical projects only need three or four forms. As always, we are available to answer questions, visit schools and help with projects that may require prior approval. Please check the Elementary Division Restrictions if you are in grades 4 and 5.
Congratulation to our three Broadcom Masters Finalist. They were top winners at this year's 2013 Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. They include Brodie Davies, Black River Middle School, with the project: Extra Weight, Faster, Slower, Further, Shorter?; James Gow, Lawrence Middle School, with the project: Classical Macrophage Activation: The Role of Nitric Oxide and Dectin-1; and Nicholas Stewart, Saint Gregory the Great Academy, with the project: What a Waste! Trash to Gas, Grass to Biomass: Evaluating Biomass for Alternate Energy Sources.
The Mercer Science and Engineering ISEF forms for the 2014 fair are now available. These are used for Junior (grades 6 - 8) and Senior (grades 9-12) division participants. All projects require the basic forms that including Form 1, 1a, 1b. Students must also provide a detailed research plan and, after the project is done, an abstract. Our forms can be filled in using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. The saved data can then be uploaded to an online application. Signed ISEF forms must be scanned or photographed and uploaded to complete the online registration process.
We would like to congratulate Nicholas Stewart for being one of 30 semifinalists in Disney’s Iron Man 3 Inventor and Innovator Fair competition. Nicholas may win a trip to California for the premiere of Iron Man 3, a visit to Disneyland, trip to Broadcom Headquarters, and the opportunity to share his research at the El Capitan Theatre from May 3rd to June 20th.
Nicholas is a student at Saint Gregory the Great. He received a Most Superior award in our 2012 Mercer Science and Engineering Fair for his project, Down The Nanotubes: Tiny Innovation has Huge Impact on Safe Drinking Water. He also received the Earle S. Rommel Communications Award and the U.S. Navy award. The Disney competition was based on those participating in the Broadcom Masters competition so we recommend those who won this year finish their application for this competition.
Congratulations to all the students and award winners that participated in this year's Mercer Science and Engineering Fair. We have an excellent crop of projects. Most of our top winners in the Junior division will be competing in the Broadcom Masters competition.
The Grand Prize winner this year is Jong Ho Lee from Lawrenceville with his chemistry project, Small molecule grafted quantum dot white light emitting diode. Jong will attending the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. The ISEF is being held in...
We've had a great fair so far. Judging is complete and the seniors survived. We wil be seeing everyone at the award ceremony on Tuesday at 7pm. It lasts about an hour. The projects will be open for viewing after the ceremony. Project pick up is set for 3pm to 7pm Thursday. Make sure you are there with your check out form for a quick exit. Anything left at 7pm will be put in the shredder.
Everyone should use the main entrance to Rider University when they come to the fair. There is construction and the other entrance will be problematic. Also, just a reminder to come between 11am and 4pm Sunday to set up. Bring the check-in, check out, research plan and abstract. Elementary division students also bring the signed MSEF form. Any students that could not upload the ISEF forms shoudl bring them to as well. You can download the table map if you are interested. You will get your table number when you check in on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you Sunday.
P.S. We had some website maintenance issues Tuesday night. These should be resolved now.
Note: Project pickup is Thursday March 21st. It was incorrectly noted as Thursday 3/22. Please email us need to make any changes to your application other than to the research plan or abstract. Any student who has not been able to upload their forms should bring them to the fair on Sunday. If you have questions or problems please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MSEF 2013 is coming up soon so be prepared. You need to print and bring the MSEF check in, check out, research plan and abstract forms found on the Status page of the online application. Elementary students also need to print out and sign the MSEF elementary application found on the same page. Also double check the Restricted Content and Materials web page so we will not have to ask you to remove any materials from your display. We look forward to seeing you at the fair.
Junior and Senior division students need to upload their applications in addition to posting their contents online (see Uploading Forms for more details). This should be done when the project is completed. Elementary division students DO NOT need to upload any forms and only need to complete the online registration. All students need to bring a copy of their Abstract, Research Plan and check in form when they set up their project. The check out form is needed when you pick up your project.
The site was down for a little while today (2/16/13) so we could update the site. The changes address some issues some where having saving their Research Plan. If you had an issue or could not save a Research Plan then please log in and try again. Contact us if you have any problems with the site. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to seeing you at the fair.
Registration for the 2013 Mercer Science and Engineering Fair is now open. We have made some changes so please check out the Online Registration section. Junior and Senior division students now use the same blank forms and application process with the same due dates. The applications files are new uploaded as part of the registration process so there is no need to bring or mail in forms as in the past. The Elementary division process has been streamlined as well and all divisions now use the same research plan and abstract presentation forms.
We would like to congratulate Yash Balaji and Nicholas Stewart in becoming Broadcom Masters Semifinalists. They are part of the 300 students that made it to this level of the competition. We had a number of Broadcom Master award winners at our fair and they submitted their projects to the Broadcom Masters competition.