Updated: Dec 23, 2022
Every year, AIClub students demonstrate their amazing projects at various venues and competitions. One of these is the Science Fair circuit.
What is a Science Fair?
Science fairs are competitive events where students develop and present innovative ideas. These ideas usually involve creating and validating a hypothesis, or prototyping a new concept. Science fairs sometimes start at a school level, and sometimes at a regional level. Students who do well at these levels qualify to participate in state and national science competitions. Regional Science Fairs frequently include hundreds of students from grades 6-12 across all the schools in the given region.
How can students create innovative science fair projects?
A great science fair entry usually involves exploring an innovative solution to a real world problem. The topic can vary widely (see examples below). A great science fair entry explores a new idea, creates a hypothesis and/or a prototype, and shows through experimental validation how well the idea works. Science fair projects are also judged on use of good experimental methodology and clear presentation.
What AIClub students accomplished in 2022 Science Fairs
This year, AIClub students entered regional science fairs across several states (California, Florida and Texas). The students all submitted innovative science fair projects that used AI in a wide range of subjects, including
Sports - using AI to help players improve their performance
Healthcare and medicine - using AI to detect complex diseases and forecast their progression - focusing on diseases from cancers to developmental disorders.
Combating climate change - using AI to detect fires, forecast drought and quantify air pollution.
Helping the disabled - using AI to create apps that help those in need.
Combating misinformation - using AI to detect unacceptable content online.
The students scored an impressive array of wins across a range of fairs. The wins included
Three students won first place wins in Regional Fairs (one in 7th grade and two in 11th grade)
Eight students won 2nd place in Regional Fairs (in grades 8, 9 and 10)
Six students qualified for State Science Fairs (grades 8, 9, and 11)
One student qualified for the National Middle School competition - Broadcom MASTERS (grade 7)
Five special awards (Grades 7, 8, and 11) for projects ranging from climate science to helping the disabled.
Three students also won other awards for their Science Fair projects, at their school as well as in the Congressional App Challenge (Grades 9 and 10).
Congratulations to all!