On January 15, Mashpee Middle High School will be hosting its first Science and Engineering Fair for aspiring S.T.E.M. students from grades 7 to 12. There will be about twenty-five projects at the fair and nearly seventy students involved.
The fair is coordinated by Mrs. Soares, and students each have a specific advisor from the science department to guide them in creating their projects. Last Tuesday, Mashpee students met with Woods Hole scientists after school in the library to discuss ideas and develop their own experiments, hypotheses, and designs. Many students were also able to register their projects online, and review the guidelines of the fair.
The experiments all seemed to be unique in design, ranging from junior Ashley Keleher’s question of “How has the population of Purple Martins increased in Cape Cod over the past 10 years?” to Aldona Casey and Stella Bold’s study on the local environment.