Northpoint students impress at Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Posted on March 2, 2016

Four ambitious students represented themselves and Northpoint Elementary School at the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF) held at the University of Notre Dame on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. 

Science fair projects are an amalgamation of reading, writing, mathematics, statistics, logic, critical thinking, computer science, graphic arts, scientific methodology, and even public speaking—all accomplished by self-directed students in pursuit of the discovery of new knowledge.  It’s an exciting process but it requires a lot of work, much of it done outside the school day. 

Judging by their entries, the future of science looks bright—and it appears our STEM programs are attracting more female students! 

Congratulations to these students on their awards!

  • ANIKA AMIN, Grade 4: Are Icicles Clean? 

  • EVELYN SHROUT, Grade 4: What Makes the Best Paper?

  • ARDA KURAMA, Grade 5: Are There Patterns in Bridge Deflections?

  • COLE KLINEDINST, Grade 5: Effects of Temperature on Strength of a Magnet 

    • ​Cole’s project has been selected to advance to the state competition, and will be exhibited and judged at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair on April 2. GOOD LUCK, COLE!

Overall, twenty-two Penn-Harris-Madison students, representing eight of the district’s 15 schools, participated at NIRSEF, earning 33 awards overall. 

Last Modified March 2, 2016