End of Year Donations- Give Locally

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all! If you follow us on FB, consider an end of year donation. We’re looking for $19.57 as it represents the year that the Capital Area Science Engineering fair first started in 1957. 

Consider helping Tomorrow’s scientists by supporting your local science fair now. Thank you for your support.

Also, it’s never too late to join www.smile.amazon.com and select a non profit, tax deductible organization like ours: Capital Area Science Engineering Fair. We’ve expanded from 7 counties to 38, to include every county of PA in the science fair program. This means that every student in PA has the potential to be part of the International Science Engineering Fair which has over 80 countries and 1800 student finalists from around the globe.  Be part of this exciting process and donate now.

Thank you and Season’s Greetings!

We are a officially certified and on the PA EITC Innovative Educational Program

Upcoming Deadlines

January 8, 2019  (Friday) 4pm Deadline for ALL project entries – Electronic Inventory Forms Due

              Last date for postmarked school registration

January 12, 2019 (Saturday) 9am Category Selection Committee

emails sent regarding omissions and corrections

January 17, 2019  11:59pm  (Thursday)  ePOSTMARK DEADLINE for corrections/omissions

                                        STEMWIZARD closes

Science Fair Project Ideas

It’s time to start thinking of ideas for the science fair this year. The best ideas are when you think of a problem. Whether the problem is around the home, your neighborhood, school, or state; think of a way to solve that problem and test it. These are the types of projects that do very well with the judges.

To get started, look through the pages on How to start a science fair project and explore the internet, professionals, library, etc for more information. Good luck.

Our State Library has a maker space workshop that offers free resources to teachers, students to sign out. Check our links to the right.

Fall Teacher Meeting

Our fall meeting is Oct 11,2018 at 4:00 pm At Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)  Blocker 212 – meeting followed by supper and then quick special sessions on: resources, your Questions,  and statistics.



WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15, 2018   8:00 am – 3:30 pm HACC Harrisburg  

Cost $30.00 (includes coffee & lunch and ACT 48 credit)

ACT 48 CREDIT ( 7.5 hrs.)

Also available will be breakout sessions on STEM resources including:

STATE LIBRARY MAKER SPACE – Technology available for science classroom use

RESEARCH RESOURCES – professional and government publications and experiment ideas and protocol


Mark Your Calendars: The date for the fall teacher meeting is October 11 it will be at 4 in Blocker 212 at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC).

ISEF May 13-18, 2018

Intel ISEF adventure begins Sunday May 13, 2018 for our 4 Grand Champion Finalists! Follow along on FB for photos of their projects and activities throughout the week. Most of all, we wish them the best at ISEF and to enjoy their week! Come visit next Thursday, May 17th on Public Day and meet the 1800 finalists from over 80 countries around the world…..It can be a life changing experience!

Congratulations to our ISEF FINALISTS!

April Pivonka, Grade 12, “Optimizing Hydroponic Plant Growth and Energy Usage with LED Spectral Manipulation”,  Camp Hill High School

Wyatt Howe, Grade 12, “A Practical Cryptosystem with Provable Security”, Hershey High School

Alec Warren, Grade 11, “Autonomous Intersection: Creating And Simulating An Intersection Without Traffic Lights”, Harrisburg Academy

Zoe Timothy, Grade 12, “Pharmaceutical Identification and Purification”, Susquenita High School


CASEF 2018 Grand Champion Finalists

Senior Division:

SR-MH-020  “Should Doctors be Aware of Inter-Arm Blood Pressure Differences in Their Patients?”
Harrisburg Academy

Sponsor: Lakshmi Shrikantia

Maci Wert, Grade 11

SR-EV -003 “Optimizing Hydroponic Plant Growth and Energy Usage with LED Spectral Manipulation”

                             Camp Hill High School

                             Sponsor: Amy Diehl                     GRAND CHAMPION

                             April Pivonka, Grade 12

SR-MT-001 “A Practical Cryptosystem with Provable Security”

                             Hershey High School

                             Sponsor: Jason Sibbach GRAND CHAMPION

                             Wyatt Howe, Grade 12

SR-CP-005 “Autonomous Intersection: Creating And Simulating An Intersection Without Traffic Lights”

   Harrisburg Academy

                           Sponsor: Lakshmi Shrikantia GRAND CHAMPION

                           Alec Warren, Grade 11

SR-EN-015 “Pulling the Plug on World Problems: Creating an Inexpensive and Frictionless Wind Turbine

                            to Power the World”

                            Cumberland Valley High School

                            Sponsor: Mike Floreck GRAND CHAMPION ALTERNATE

                            Dev Lochen, Grade 9

SR-MH-004 “Pharmaceutical Identification and Purification”

                              Susquenita High School

                              Sponsor: Kathy Becker GRAND CHAMPION

                               Zoe Timothy, Grade 12

SR-AN-003 “Planariidae as a Model System for Studying Neurological Aspects of Allergy Response: Year Two of an Ongoing Study”

                             Central Dauphin High School

                             Sponsor: Scott Fields

                             Cheyna Warner, Grade 10

SR-CH-005 “Power the future: producing gas by using curcumin solution and formic acid”

   Harrisburg Academy

                           Sponsor: Lakshmi Shrikantia

                           Zishan Li, Grade 10


Junior Division:

JR-PH-016 “Cell Phone Radiation: Health Hazard?”

   Cumberland Valley Good Hope Middle School’

                            Sponsor: Heather Castle SECOND RUNNER-UP GRAND CHAMPION

                            Parimala Rajesh, Grade 7

JR-CH-017 “Decaf or Not Decaf: That is the Question”

                           St. Theresa School

                           Sponsor: Michelle Banks

                           Ben Frantz, Grade 7

JR-CH-018 “How Cool Are You?”

                           St. Theresa School, Grade 8

                           Sponsor: Michelle Banks GRAND CHAMPION

                           Heather Seubert

JR-BC-004-T “The Effect of Light Pollution on the Glucose Production of Aquatic Plants”

                                 Mechanicsburg Area Middle School

                                 Sponsor: Brian Chubb

                                 Kelsea Rae Harshbarger & Jackie Rae Wyszynski, Grade 7

JR-AN-004-T “Tick Talk”

                                Camp Hill Middle School

                                Sponsor: Amy Diehl FIRST RUNNER-UP GRAND CHAMPION

                                Anna Lentz, Grade 8