Science & Technology Fair held on May 8 at GSC in Conway, NH

sciencefairlogoAnnual Mount Washington Valley Science and Technology Fair co-sponsored by GSC, MWV Economic Council, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the MW Observatory.

As hosts of the annual event, Granite State College provided a crucial role in sponsoring the Science Fair by providing nearly 60 Granite State College staff, faculty, and student volunteers who served as greeters, judges, scorers, organizers, presenters, and other various responsibilities. The mission of the science fair is to “create an event to inspire young people to explore, experiment and innovate using science and technology”. The event was highlighted by the appearance of one of our very own faculty, John Gianforte, who served as the Key Note Speaker energizing students and families about science.

Approximately 400 students participated in the day’s festivities and additional attention was given via spotlights on local television, radio, and newspaper articles.  When asked about the event, Joy Noyes, GSC Admissions Coach remarks, “The excitement was contagious! The depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for science and technology reflected by these students leads me to believe we are right on track in fulfilling our mission to inspire young people.”

Video created by Scott Hazzard, Videographer at GSC

This fair remains one of the largest science fairs in NH boasting the following facts from 2014:

  • 674 Students participated including 388 Presenters in grades 7-12, 286 Passport Visitors in grades 4-6, and 143 volunteers
  • There was representation from the following 9 schools:
  • A. Crosby Kennett Middle School
  • Conway Elementary
  • Freedom Elementary
  • Fryeburg Academy
  • Jackson Grammar School
  • Josiah Bartlett School
  • Kennett High School
  • Pine Tree Elementary
  • White Mountain Waldorf