A great way to engage students and provide an avenue to display their talents in experimental methodologies, engineering design and testing and other scientific aspects of their projects. The goal of science fairs is to stimulate an interest in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) and provide an extraordinary learning experience for our youth with the long-term goal of producing scientists, engineers, mathematicians and computer scientists. The local science fairs have a long history of success in these endeavors.

St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair

NAWCAD Science Fair Mentorship program is an initiative designed to provide mentors to high school students interested in participating in the St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair.  Students must register in September to participate in the mentoring program for that school year.  For more information about the mentorship program, contact Crystal Krater in the Education Outreach Office at crystal.krater@navy.mil or by phone at 301-342-2786.


Calvert County Science Expo
:  Contact the Expo Coordinator Erin Hitchman (hitchmane@calvertnet.k12.md.us) for information.


Charles County Science Fair

2017 TPP Special Award Winners

Aeronautics/Aerospace
Senior Category: Savannah Jabr
Project: The Dimples Efficacy
Great Mills High School
Junior Category: Mykayla Hayden
Project: An Examination of Drone Propeller Materials
Father Andrew White School
Electrical/Electronics
Senior Category: Natalie Wolfe
Project: Strike Sensing Systems
Great Mills High School
Junior Category: Ryan Williams
Project: Remotely Operated Planetary Exploration
Spring Ridge Middle School
Environmental/Biological
Senior Category: James Kelly
Project: Multiclass Motor Imagrey Classification
Great Mills High School
Junior Category: Tom Wilson
Project: Something Here is Fishy
Spring Ridge Middle School
Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer Award
Senior Category: Braedon Myers
Project: UFR (Unmanned First Responder)
Great Mills High School
Junior Category: Gabrriella Bowes
Project: RV Shark
Spring Ridge Middle School
Aeronautics/Aerospace
Senior Category: Amara Soffos
Project: The Effect of a Break in a Workout Regimen on an Athlete's Heart Rate
Calvert High School
Junior Category: Isabelle DuBois
Project: Air-folied by Bernoulli's Principle
Southern Middle School
Electrical/Electronics
Senior Category: Dezmon Estep
Project: Scoliosis Adjustment Brace
Patuxent High School
Junior Category: N/A
Environmental/Biological
Senior Category: Gayathri Plakkot
Project: Division or Inhibition? The effect of antioxidants on cell division and differentiation 
Huntingtown High School
Junior Category: Jasmine Delong
Project: Which Insulator is Best?
Southern Middle School
Unmanned Systems Chief Engineer Award
Senior Category: Christa Clark
Project: Effects of Insecticides on Brine Shrimp
Northern High School
Junior Category: N/A
TBA