On Tuesday, March 29th, 169 students from 34 New York City high schools gathered with teachers, parents and friends at the American Museum of Natural History to participate in the 2016 NYC Science and Engineering Fair Finals Event.
Their 137 projects, publicly displayed in the AMNH Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, were chosen from the 428 that competed in the March 6th Preliminary Event held at The City College of New York.
Antonio D’Souza, Engineering Manager at Google gave this year’s keynote address in which he shared his personal story highlighting the importance of immigration and education in his life and career in STEM.
More than 100 STEM professionals including scientists, engineers and teachers were the volunteer judges deciding this year’s top awards which include scholarships to study at CUNY’s City College of New York, Queens College and Hunter College as well as an all-expense paid trip, in May, to represent NYC at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information on NYCSEF. Visit the website here.