The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey played host to the Jersey Shore Science Fair on Saturday, the largest event of its kind in the region.
“We had more than 800 participants displaying 682 science projects, representing 46 area schools,” said Dr. Dennis Weiss, Dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NAMS) at Stockton. “These numbers broke all previous records.”
Stockton President Herman J. Saatkamp was in attendance and visited the young scientists and their families in the Sports Center here. A team from Pleasantville Middle School conducted research on Sea Perch, a project that was undertaken with the support and participation of Stockton NAMS faculty and lab staff with leadership from Assistant Dean Cheryl Vaughn Jones.
In addition, there were 17 Stockton students, faculty, and staff who took part on the judging panel.
A complete list of schools, participants and winners can be found at the Science Fair’s website, www.jssf.us