Welcome to Region IVThe 2017 Fair will be held on Saturday, March 18th.
The 2016 Region IV Science Fair was held on Saturday, March 12th, 2016.
The 2016 First place winner was Vivek Bhupatiraju from Lexington High School with his project entitled Tracing Evolutionary Patterns in Western Africa: A Phylogenetic Analysis of the HIV-1 and HIV-2 Strains. Second Place was awarded to Ann Le from Medford High School with her project: Viability of co-cultured Mycobacterium smegmatis and THP-1 cell derived macrophages following infections in-vitro. Rounding out the students moving on to the International Fair was 3rd Place winner Linnea Warburton from Lexington High School and her project Mapping the Spread of Invasive Plants by UAV.
All three projects will move on to the Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair along with 40 other representatives of Region IV. By finishing in the top three, Vivek, Ann and Linnea also automatically advance to the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona.
Check out all of the top projects on the 2016 Winners Page.
The 2017 Massachusetts Region IV Science Fair, sponsored by the Tufts University, the Rotary Club of Somerville, DistriGas and the Somerville School District will be held in the Somerville High School Field House on Saturday, March 18th. The six Regional Science Fairs serve as qualifying competitions for the Massachusetts State Science Fair to be held at MIT in May. At the Region IV Competition the first 43 placements received over $5,000 in awards and advanced to the State Competition where the awards this year will total over $175,000. Are you a company or person interested in contributing to the Region IV Science Fair? If so check out the variety of ways that you can sponsor the Region IV Fair.
Please make sure all forms are completed where necessary. If you are not sure what needs to be done, visit our HOW TO ENTER section, or contact Chris Angelli in the Somerville High School Science Department.
We have a new How-To RESOURCES section to help you through your science fair experience including presentations from MSSEF and videos from the Archimedes Initiative (http://archimedesinitiative.org).
If you are ready and your school has paid for students to participate,
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE REGION IV FAIR ONLINE.
For any questions regarding the Science Fair, contact Chris Angelli.
For more information about the Massachusetts State Science Fair visit http://www.scifair.com/
Mail SRC Forms to
Chris Angelli, SRC Chair
c/o Somerville High School
81 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143