Hundreds Of Local Kids Gear Up For Challenging Science Fair

CBS Philly

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The 67th annual Delaware Valley Science Fairs takes place next Tuesday and Wednesday at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center.

Henry Disston, president and executive director of the Delaware Valley Science Fairs, says about a thousand kids are expected to participate in this year’s event:

“It’s basically a research competition for students in grades 6-12 in the tri-state area.”

He says it’s a lot more sophisticated than what you might think for this age:

“It’s not the volcano models, solar system models. These kids are actually doing top-notch research and by the time they reach this level, a lot of the research is college work.”

Disston adds the goal is to get the kids interested in the STEM fields:

“It’s a new buzz word now, but it’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

Disston says kids create their projects based on their own interests, which…

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