Attention Teachers!


October  3, 2017- 4-7 pm General Membership Meeting at our NEW location- HACC Harrisburg Area Community College in Blocker Hall Room 212. Light dinner provided. Please note that Act 48 credits are available with Mini sessions to help with science fair. Contact for any questions.

We have 3 Broadcom Master Finalists!

Congratulations go to the following Finalists:

Seman, Alexander Grade: 7th
Affiliate Fair ID: USPA01
Harrisburg Academy, Lemoyne, PA
Project Title: Maximizing Collection of Radiant Energy

Uroda, Melanie Grade: 8th
Affiliate Fair ID: USPA01
Saint Theresa School, New Cumberland, PA
Project Title: Lighter Can be Mightier

Warren, Adam Grade: 8th
Affiliate Fair ID: USPA01
Saint Joseph School, Mechanicsburg, PA
Project Title: Coast Guard

Casef is moving its location!


             Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair  IS MOVING!!  
We will be holding the 2018 and 2019 Fairs in Blocker Hall on the Harrisburg HACC Campus.
Our physical address is:  221 Blocker Hall, HACC
                                         1 HACC Drive
Our new email address is (effective November 1st) and the director’s email is (effective now).  Please make these changes in your email address book.  The Whitaker Center email will be valid during this transition, but will be phased out before the fair.

Summer Teacher Workshops



August 14 (physical sciences-solar energy, robotics, raspberry pi circuitry, 3-D printing and scanning, moon map and more!) and

August 15 (life sciences, interactive skeleton and body systems, microbiology, forensics, fossils, and more).

Each day runs 8:30 am – 3:00 pm and will earn 6 hrs of ACT 48 credit.

There will also be sessions each day on how to find research project ideas and background research.  How to change any scientific article to any reading level without losing content, the how-to’s of using library resources in your classroom FREE of charge.  Also a Q&A session on CASEF, forms, special awards, or whatever topics are on your mind.  We have a few grand champions coming to visit over the lunch hour for Q&A as well.

Cost $20/day (includes coffee and lunch) and 6 hrs ACT 48 credit.

See/test out the materials you can borrow for your classroom and available for student use at the Maker Space.  The activities include the lesson plans with standards.

PLEASE SHARE:  Contact for more information.  Registration forms are available at

60th Anniversary Award Finalists and Grand Champion Winners


Developing a Cost-Effective 3D Printed Hand with Speech Recognition Alan Hwang, Hershey High School – Derry Township – GRAND CHAMPION

Using PCR to Determine Presence of Wolbachia in S. cybele at Fort Indiantown Gap Kaitlyn Galliher, Susquenita High School – GRAND CHAMPION

A Computational Model for Studying Cancer: Detecting Immediate Drivers for Malignant Tumor Progression Michael Miller, Hershey High School – Derry Township – GRAND CHAMPION

Generating a NPAS2 Knockout Luminal Bladder Cancer Cell Lines Xiaochen Yuan, Hershey High School – Derry Township – ALTERNATE

The Effect of Caffeine on E. Coli Bacteria Dalia Shvartsman, Harrisburg Academy

Deriving Diamagnetic Displacement Braden Kronheim, Carlisle High School

It’s All Creek to Me: A Study of Hampden Township Creek Water Quality Madelyn Grossman, Cumberland Valley High School



Fire after the Dryer: The Effect of Fabric Softener on the Flammability of Fabrics Zachary Yaniek, Good Shepherd School – GRAND CHAMPION

Lighter Can Be Mightier Melanie Uroda, St. Theresa – 1ST RUNNER-UP

Coast Guard Adam Warren, St. Joseph – Mechanicsburg – 2nd RUNNER-UP

Garden with a Hue Vanessa Wacker, St. Joseph – Mechanicsburg The Effectiveness of Antibacterial and Organic Soaps Praneeta Bandi, Harrisburg Academy

Does the Number of Vents on a Parachute Affect the Landing Accuracy? Madelyn Kline, St. Theresa