Lehigh Valley Science and Engineering Research Fair
2018 LVSF Information Sessions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:00a.m. or 5:00p.m.
Breakfast or Dinner will be provided!
University Center • Room B025 • 29 Trembley Drive • Lehigh University
Please Park in the Alumni Memorial Parking Garage next to the Alumni Memorial Building located at the intersection of Brodhead Avenue and Memorial Drive West
Attendance strongly recommended for all adult sponsors.
A minimum of one sponsor from each building is required for the 2018 fair.
Two LVSF Participants Place at Intel ISEF!
Neil Deshmukh, Moravian Academy
Systems Software - Second Award of $1,500
An Application to Detect and Diagnose Plant and Skin Diseases Utilizing a Feed Foward Convolutional Neural Network
Farid Shahid, Parkland High School
Sustainable Urban Design, Third Award $1,000
Developing an Optimal Novel Unconventional Wind Turbine
Neil Deshmukh, 9th grade from Moravian Academy standing at his project during judging day at Intel ISEF in Los Angeles, California.
Contact Information Updated: New Email and Address for LVSF!
27 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
2018 Science Fair Weekend Agenda:
Friday, March 9, 2018 - Registration, project set-up, and safety check for all students from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
- If the student is unable to attend registration, someone else (parent, teacher or friend) can set up on the student's behalf. Projects MUST be set up Friday night - no exceptions. Bring your log or research book on Friday.
- Parents and teachers may view projects during this time. This is the only time allowed for anyone other than participants, judges and fair officials to be on the floor.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Day of fair from 12:15 PM to 5:00 PM
- Teachers and parents are NOT permitted on the floor during judging on Saturday. A separate area will be set up for parent and teachers who wish to attend. The public may view projects on Friday evening during the registration and set up time. All students MUST set up their project in Rauch Field House on Friday, March 10th 2017 between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. If the student is unable to, a parent or teacher can set up on the student's behalf. Projects will NOT be allowed to be set up on Saturday morning. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Lehigh University and Insaco, Inc. will sponsor the annual Lehigh Valley Science and Engineering Fair at Lehigh University’s Rauch Field House. Success of the event is due in no small part to the tremendous effort of our volunteer judges. Over 300 Lehigh Valley students in grade 6 through 12 will display the results of their research projects. The goal is to generate and maintain interest in science and engineering. By doing independent research, science comes alive for these students and becomes more than a dull classroom experience.
We are interested in recruiting one hundred and fifty (150) judges for the 2018 science fair. Science and engineering professionals with a minimum of a bachelor of science degree to help evaluate these projects. Judges will meet with the students and listen to them describe their work. Then, judges will have the opportunity to make suggestions, offer guidance, and support. Fair judges may be one of the only “professional” scientists or engineers these students have ever met. In one day, judges can do more to encourage young people to follow careers in science and engineering, than you ever dreamed.
Participating judges will find this experience extremely rewarding. Please volunteer one day of your time to help encourage a young scientist or engineer.
The Lehigh Valley Science Fair takes place at the Rauch Field House on Lehigh University's Goodman Campus located in Saucon Valley.
Judges should plan on arriving between 8:00 and 8:30 Saturday morning. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all judges.
Judging generally concludes around 3:00-3:30 depending on the number of projects and the size of the judging group. Detailed information will be sent to registered judges approximately 7-10 days before the fair.
If you are interested in serving as a judge for the 2018 competition to be held on March 10, 2018, please complete this online form. (Form available in the fall.)
For more information about judging the LVSF please contact:
Robert Haines, Head Judge
P.O. Box 9006
Quakertown, PA 18951-9006
(215) 536-3500 FAX (215) 536-7750
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Haines at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: TEACHERS FROM PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. JUDGES MUST HAVE AT LEAST A BS DEGREE.
The mission of the Delaware Valley Regional Science Fair is to bring parents, teachers, and industry together to encourage and nurture students so that they grow and develop into contributing members of the community. The philosophy is students learn science by doing science. The fair provides a forum for students to present their scientific work and interact with scientists as well as receive feedback on their efforts. Students are awarded, scholarships, cash prizes, and other non-monetary recognition for their work. Each year, first place winners from the Lehigh Valley fair go on to participate in the Regional fair.
LVSF Mission Statement:
The 2016 Fair had close to 500 projects entered. Close to 300 projects were set up for judging for the 2016 fair.