Posted March 7, 2012

Students showcase innovation at annual Carver Science Fair

Ryan Brandenberg
Tanner Duckrey Elementary School seventh-grade students Sean Avery (left) and Montaya Patterson (center) explain their project, “How Sweet It Is,” to Temple alumna Rebecca Spandenberg during the 33rd annual George Washington Carver Science Fair, held at Temple on March 6. Spandenberg, a 2007 Temple biology graduate, has served as a judge for the Carver Science Fair since her undergraduate days in Temple’s College of Science and Technology.

More than 400 Philadelphia middle and high school students showcased their creativity and innovation in science and engineering during the annual George Washington Carver Science Fair this week at Temple.

The annual fair, held in the Student Recreational Pavilion, offers Philadelphia students the opportunity to compete for awards and college scholarships in more than a dozen scientific categories, from behavioral science to zoology. The top three winners from grades 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 in each category are presented with the George Washington Carver Science Medal, while the top winners in each category represent the Carver Science Fair at the Delaware Valley Science Fair in April.

The George Washington Carver Science Fair was founded and is directed by Thomas Anderson, who served as associate vice president for community relations at Temple until his retirement in 2005.