March 21 - 23
2013 MTSEF Award Results 2013_Award_Ceremony_Program_FINAL.pdf
61st MTSEF Award Ceremony - Monday, April 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Morgan University Center Ballroom
Our 2012 grand prize winners were Adam Bowman and Jiahe (Ben) Gu. They were given an all expense paid trip by APSU to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburg, PA during May 14 - 18.
Adam received a 1st place cash award from the Air Force and a cash award from the Navy. Ben received a cash award from the American Society for Microbiology. Adam also received 4th place in the Physics and Astronomy category and Ben received 2nd place in the Microbioloby category. Great work and the best from any Tennessee fair! Ben and Adam were competing against more than 1500 finalists from over 60 countries and territories around the world. Pictures of the 2012 ISEF as well as the MTSEF can be found in the archives (http://apbrwww5.apsu.edu/mtsef).
The Middle TN Science and Engineering Fair (MTSEF) is sponsored by Austin Peay State University and is affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). The goal of MTSEF is to provide a forum for middle and high school students of the Middle TN region to exhibit their scientific and engineering project to the public. Projects are also considered for awards in various scientific and engineering categories by MTSEF-selected judges, and by local, national, and international sponsors. Up to two Grand Prizes may be awarded at each MTSEF, contingent on our yearly re-affiliation with the ISEF. These Grand Prize winners are sent to compete in the ISEF, which is typically held in May of each year. Expenses for Grand Prize Winners are paid by Austin Peay State University. While MTSEF allows students from grades 6-12 to participate, Grand Prize winners must be from grades 9-12. MTSEF and ISEF accept team projects.
As an affiliated fair of ISEF, we require that projects adhere to ISEF regulations. These regulations mandate that proper care must be taken to insure the safety of the student researcher, any human subjects, and the public, as well as proper treatment of vertebrate animals that are used in experimental studies. Students must work under the guidance of an adult sponsor (typically a teacher), and possibly other specialists depending on the nature of the student's project.
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Steve Hamilton, Ph.D.
Director, Middle Tennessee Science & Engineering Fair
Director, Center of Excellence for Field Biology