32nd Annual Coriell Science Fair Sets Participation Record


On Saturday, March 23, more than 300 students in grades 6 to 12 from Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties will compete in the 32nd Annual Coriell Institute for Medical Research Science Fair at Camden County College in Blackwood.

Students will compete for monetary prizes and college scholarships in categories such as behavioral and social sciences, biochemistry, botany, zoology, physics, medicine and health, and mathematics. Some of the exciting project titles for this year's event include:

  • Self-Recognition Enhancement in Adolescents
  • Jack and the Lima Bean Stalk
  • Algae Growth Studies Under Dark and Light Conditions
  • Survivor: Fruit Edition
  • BPA, DBP and Infant Formula: Are U.S. Babies at Risk?
  • Mind over Music
  • Nature Teams with Nurture
  • Battle of the Batteries
  • Bacteria Killing Plasma Gels
  • Jello Catastrophe
  • Mealworm Madness

More than 70 trained judges from New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania will assess and score all of the projects, reviewing exhibits, journals and abstracts in addition to interviewing the young scientists. Top winners will advance to the Delaware Valley Science Fair to be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, April 2 – April 4 and from there, may advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, May 12 – May 17.

This year the Coriell Science Fair will showcase upwards of 300 projects, a testament to the event's status as a longstanding South Jersey tradition.

The public is invited to attend on Saturday, March 23, to view projects from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and observe the awards ceremony starting at noon.

Key sponsors for this year's event include TD Bank, Camden County College, Bollinger, and PSE&G.

About Coriell Institute

Coriell Institute for Medical Research is an independent, non-profit biomedical research center based in Camden, New Jersey. Founded in 1953, the Institute is dedicated to unlocking the genetic code of human disease. Coriell is a pioneer in genomics, examining the utility of genetic information in clinical care through the Coriell Personalized Medicine Collaborative (CPMC) research study (cpmc.coriell.org). The Institute is also exploring the promise of induced pluripotent stem cells – stem cells created from skin or blood – and their role in disease research and drug discovery. Additionally, Coriell continues to be recognized as the world's leading biobank, distributing biological samples and offering custom research and biobanking services to scientists around the globe. For more information, visit www.coriell.org or follow @Coriell_Science on Twitter.

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