Saint Joseph High School students participated in the Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair. The Fair celebrated its 80th year of open competition of research projects in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering on March 29–30, 2019 at Heinz Field. Saint Joseph High School students collectively won a minimum of $129,000 in scholarships this year.
First Place ($300) Senior Biology Category – Ethan Schroeder
Affiliate Sponsor Award
Stockholm Junior Water Prize (Includes a nomination to enter the state competition.)
Allegheny College (minimum of $21,000) Skylar Geibel
Gannon University ($8,000) Samuel Wygonik
Juniata College ($10,000) Skylar Geibel, Molly Coleman
La Roche College ($8,000) Leeann Parsi
Mount Aloysius College ($10,000) Ava Swanson, Skylar Geibel
Saint Francis University ($4,000) Ava Swanson
Slippery Rock University ($8,000) Molly Coleman, Ava Swanson
Theil College ($8,000) Skylar Geibel
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Minimum of $2,000, Maximum of $7 500) Molly Coleman
Waynesburg University ($8,000) Molly Coleman, Ava Swanson
This competition is open to all students in grades 6-12 from the 21 counties within Western Pennsylvania and Garrett County, Maryland. The Science Fair has been a Pittsburgh tradition since 1940. It is also the third oldest science fair in the United States under the affiliation of Society for Science and the Public, which runs the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and the Broadcom MASTERS middle school competition.
Students develop and execute a project by utilizing the scientific method in the 12 months prior to the fair. At the Science Fair, they exhibit their research on a presentation board and are interviewed by judges who consist of the area’s most distinguished scientists and engineers. The next day, an award ceremony honoring the participants and winners of the Science Fair is held. In 2019, 1,000 students from over 100 schools were expected to compete for $1M in cash prizes, scholarships and trips. The 2019 Science Fair is presented by Covestro, FedEx, and various foundations, universities, colleges, industries, corporations and professional societies.