Bremerton, Washington. The Bremerton/Olympic Peninsula Council of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS) presented cash awards and certificates to six students this month at the 2016 Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) held at Bremerton High School. As part of the Council’s initiatives in supporting youth interest in Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM), sixteen Council volunteers were on hand to judge for basic fair awards, judge for the Navy League awards, Office of Naval Research awards and present their awards to the winners at the awards ceremonies.
The awards were given to those students whose projects best contributed to the advancement of science, engineering, or technology in support of our nation’s Sea Services (Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine). Two awards were presented each in Grade groups 1-3, Grades 4-6. And Grade groups 7-8. One award was also given to Grades 9-12.
This year’s 59th annual WSSEF featured over 600 students from over 120 schools from across the state presenting their projects. Up to $1.8M in scholarships and awards was available to participating students, as well as the potential to advance to higher levels of competition within the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) system.
Several of the scholarships were major annual stipends to attend specific colleges or universities, including Seattle Pacific University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Whitman College, and Evergreen State College. Read More…