This Saturday, March 24, at Wilson High School, 11 School Without Walls students will present their senior projects at the District of Columbia Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (DC STEM) Fair. This city-wide fair is for students in public, private, charter, and homeschool. (In comparison, only five students from SWW competed last year, and three the previous year.)
Students have been working since August on their projects, including lots of hours before and after school and on weekends. The students were all paired with working scientist mentors from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Their project materials are funded through a 5-year grant from the Society for Science and the Public, which coordinates the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.